By Robert N. Proctor
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T h e industry's inference w a s essentially: yes, w e lied, b u t n o b o d y b e l i e v e d us. F r a u d , it s e e m s , is n o t fraud if no o n e believes y o u . 30. (1986), 390. html, C l a r e n c e C o o k Little w a s scientific d i r e c t o r o f T I R C b u t " t o o k o r d e r s " from the T I on this o c c a s i o n . 3 1 . L o u i s H a r r i s , " M o s t Still D o u b t C i g a r e t t e s A r e M a j o r C a u s e o f C a n c e r , " W a s h i n g t o n Post, January 2, 1 9 6 7 , Bates 5 0 0 3 2 3 7 7 8 .
W i l l i a m P o u n d s t o n e , B i g Secrets: T h e Uncensored Truth a b o u t A l l Sorts of Stuff You Are N e v e r Supposed to K n o w ( N e w York: William M o r r o w , 1985). 24. See m y Cancer Wars: H o w Politics Shapes What We Know and Don't K n o w a b o u t C a n c e r ( N e w Y o r k : Basic B o o k s , 1 9 9 5 ) , esp. p . " 25. T h e PR firm of Hill a n d K n o w l t o n is often b l a m e d , b u t Paul H a h n , president of t h e A m e r i c a n T o b a c c o C o . , w a s surely i n v o l v e d ; see m y f o r t h c o m i n g G o l d e n H o l o c a u s t .
Hugo De Groot (1583-1645) Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. T h o m a s Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia ( 1 7 8 5 ) All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. M a r k Twain, December 2, 1887 Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will D u r a n t ( 1 8 8 5 - 1 9 8 1 ) Ignorance is strength. G e o r g e O r w e l l , 1984 Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance by Robert N. Proctor