Ignorance

   1) Knowledge Is Finite, Ignorance Infinite
   The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignorance. For this, indeed, is the main source of our ignorance-the fact that our knowledge can be only finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. (Popper, 1968, p. 28)
   2) The Value of Ignorance in Science
   The most sincere account that we can give of the attempt to build a science of human behavior . . . emphasizes ignorance rather than reliable knowledge. More specifically, however, to make a rational assessment of our ignorance on a particular topic-to identify enigmas and formulate consensible questions-is itself an important scientific activity. (Ziman, 1978, p. 148)

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