Science of Stupid - Netflix

Fri 21 June 2019

Richard Hammond reveals the science behind a whole host of new and spectacular mishaps.

Science of Stupid - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-11

Science of Stupid - Stupidity - Netflix

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or common sense. Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defence against grief or trauma.

Science of Stupid - Persisting in folly - Netflix

In the Romantic reaction to Enlightenment wisdom, a valorisation of the irrational, the foolish, and the stupid emerged, as in William Blake's dictum that “if the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise”; or Jung's belief that “it requires no art to become stupid; the whole art lies in extracting wisdom from stupidity. Stupidity is the mother of the wise, but cleverness never.” Similarly, Michel Foucault argued for the necessity of stupidity to re-connect with what our articulate categories exclude, to recapture the alterity of difference.

Science of Stupid - References - Netflix