Perhaps there is a physical principal involved: information spreads at the speed of light, while ignorance is instantaneous at all points in the known universe.
February 13, 2009
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[Of course. Ignorance is the default state so it doesn’t really need to “spread”. But giving Orlov some slack there does appear to be a very strong tendency for people to cling to their ignorance despite the availability of information.–Joe]