The book of general ignorance john mitchinson john lloyd on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers misconceptions misunderstandings and flawed facts finally get the heave ho in this humorous downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal british bestseller challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable . The book of general ignorance is the first in a series of books based on the final round in the intellectual british panel game qi written by series creator john lloyd and head researcher john mitchinson to help spread the qi philosophy of curiosity to the reading public. The book of general ignorance purports that everything you know is wrong which means its either because we have longtime cultural memes like cannibals cooking people in big pots or technically true mauna kea in hawaii is taller than everest from base to tip but starts under sea level or just unlikely the most dangerous animal is the mosquito. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history literature science nature and morethe book of general ignorance is a witty gotcha compendium of how little we actually know about anything. The second book of general ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they dont know everything and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do read more read less see the best books of 2018
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