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Agnotology, Ignorance, and Uncertainty

Agnotology is the study of ignorance (from the Greek word agnoia (None), meaning “ignorance;” a = “non” and gnosis = “knowledge”). The term is a neologism coined by Robert Proctor.

Ignorance, uncertainty, and related terms refer variously to the absence of knowledge, ...

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