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the sum of human ignorance

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I've heard it said that the sum of human knowledge surpassed the level of one man to know back in the time of Plato.  I wonder how many times it's rolled over that benchmark since, and how many lifetimes of MISinformation exist on the net?

And yes, it's western-centric.  I didn't come up with it, and I don't really feel I'm capable of making a judgement about how much a man can know in any culture.  Be that as it may, though, I think "individual span of knowledge" is an interesting metric to use.
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