The study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.
Origin of Agnotology
Coined by Robert N. Proctor, deriving from the Neoclassical Greek word ἄγνωσις (ἄgnosis, “not knowing”), cf. ἄγνωτος (agnōtos), and -λογία (-logía).
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