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Is The Internet Making Us Stupid?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
This quote from the brilliant Isaac Asimov applies to some of the most contentious debates online today:

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"

This is pretty relevant for a 34-year-old quip, right?

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