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Comment Dated Jan 24, 2010


"Stupidity does not mean that a person has not understood something; rather it means that he behaves as if he did not understand anything. When a person moves headlong toward disaster in order to satisfy his prejudices, his errors, his defective and false reasoning -- this is inexcusable. It is far better to be deprived of intelligence than to make poor use of it. . . . Judging by our acts we become more stupid as we become less ignorant."
     -- Charles Richet, L’homme stupide 1919