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Another incredibly thoughtful installment from Professor Taboo. “The more we know, the more we realize what we don’t know.” – indeed!

Professor Taboo

Previously in Part II, methods of manufacturing uncertainty and five historical cases in which doubt was produced, the ignorance surrounding women’s bodies and pleasures both lost and suppressed, and the lost knowledge and worlds of West Indian abortifacients were briefly covered. Here in Part III I would like to cover cases of artful fabricated facts or conscious lying and how it might be recognized, how indigenous fossils have become lost worlds and knowledge, and finally how understanding the benefits and advantages of historical-interdisplinary hindsight can improve one’s bull-shit detecting skills.

Once again, I apologize for the length. I realize this Part is over 5,400 words, but its content is critical, too vastly unknown today by the general American public, that again I just couldn’t reduce the word-count anymore than I have. I hope you’ll understand why when finished reading. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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3 thoughts on “Games of Unknowledging – Part III

  1. I have observed that those in power, down through the ages, have distorted history to suit their own ends. Separating fact from fiction becomes, indeed, a “game of unknowledging.”

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