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A-TV News, January 25, 2017

This week on A-TV News, we'll show you how the severe flooding over the weekend affected parts of Northern Utah and what you can do to help. We'll show you why one restaurant gave away free food over the weekend and what the reasons are for Cache Valley being ranked one of the most polluted places in America. Also, Abbie Lewis reports on the weather for the upcoming week and Brian Petty gives us the latest in Aggie sports.

Producer: Claire King


Today's WORD on Journalism

 
‘Ignorance Is Power’

good reminder
“[A]gnosis, [from] the neoclassical Greek word for ignorance or ‘not knowing,’ and ontology, the branch of metaphysics which deals with the nature of being. Agnotology is the study of willful acts to spread confusion and deceit, usually to sell a product or win favour. 

 

“I was exploring how powerful industries could promote ignorance to sell their wares. Ignorance is power . . . and agnotology is about the deliberate creation of ignorance.”

—Robert Proctor, Stanford science historian who coined the term agnotology, “the deliberate propagation of ignorance,” in Georgina Kenyon, The man who studies the spread of ignorance,” BBC, Jan. 6, 2016.

 



 

 


 

 


 
 





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