Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Education and Ignorance

Nasir Khan, August 12, 2015

“The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it”

― Lawrence M. Krauss (born: 1954)
Ignorance overpowers us in many ways. Sometimes, some of us know it assailing us, but most of the time most of us do not know that we are in the grips of it. It has great power over the minds and hearts of the people. 

One major form of ignorance is institutionalised ignorance, which the traditionalists perpetuate in the name of education and their hackneyed formulas. They practically lock out all critical thinking by constant brainwashing of the ordinary people, both young and old. If, you are in doubt, look at the old traditional societies and draw your own conclusions! 

Any anti-human offence, ranging from the mutilation of female children’s genitals, marrying female children  to adult males, subjecting one’s own body to unnecessary pain, to the practice of 'honour killings', etc., etc., can be justified by the harbingers of human misery and depravity because they can point to old traditions and social practices.

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