The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge

This insightful (and still very relevant) quote has been attributed to Professor Stephen Hawking.

Apparently it is more likely that former Librarian of the US Congress, Daniel Boorstein said this. He has also been quoted as saying:

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance — it is the illusion of knowledge.

Whoever first said it, it is a very timely caution in a post-factual world with a growing proliferation of fake news and misdirection.

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