Agniology is defined as:“The Philosophical Study of Ignorance”
A more complete definition is offered by the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which defines (the alternative spelling of ‘Agnoiology’) as:
Agnoiology (from Gr. ἀγνοέω, ignorance), the science or study of ignorance, which determines its quality and conditions.
Its an obscure word, but it is a ‘real’ one – it just has so few mentions on Google that I am pretty much guaranteed #1 ranking for the word once the site gets a few links 🙂
Now, before anyone gets over excited and starts flooding me with examples of ‘ignorance’ which they believe need ‘studying’, lets pause for a moment and consider the definition of the word ignorance.
For reasons detailed on the link just referenced, I am going with the simplest definition, being:
“A Lack of knowledge or information”
So there we have it, ‘Agniology’, for our purposes, will be:
The study of ‘lack of knowledge’ and its quality and conditions.
Which, I hope you will agree, gives me free rein to have a little fun without the need to go ‘all academic’ on you 🙂
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