Thursday, December 14, 2017


Courtesy of one of my favorite websites, WordSpy, comes this marvelous and sadly-useful word: agnogenesis, defined as "the deliberate production of information or ideas that create ignorance or unwarranted doubt." It derives from two Greek words: agnosia (“ignorance” or "absence of knowledge") and genesis (“generation” or “origin”).

It's sad that we need such a word, but it helps to describe the actions and motivations of cunningly disreputable people like Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Alex Jones, and so many others.

Think before you believe. And especially before you tweet or retweet.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



Mike said...

The cartoon is right on.

allenwoodhaven said...

I didn't know there was such a word. As you say, it's sadly necessary. The silver lining is that to name it is to start to deal with it. The cartoon is great!