Well done Cedars.
"Franklin Massey - no, of course I didn't mean to claim that a country's populace is "ignorant" if they don't have internet. I was referring to ignorance from the perspective of a lack of available knowledge in the form of websites dealing with Witness beliefs, and not an 'unwillingness' to take in knowledge. I thought this was fairly blatantly obvious, but thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify that point."
I also liked your clarification. The definition of ignorance is the "lack of knowledge, education or information". Not necessarily, as you put it, the "unwillingness" to learn or be informed. As a society, so many times, we view the word "ignorance" or "ignorant" to be so distasteful and offensive.....but in all actuality.....it comes down to the context in which it is used. In this case....I'd fully agree. It is not a matter of those in Uganda being of less intelligence than those living in Great Britain. That certainly isn't the case. But as a whole....their population is less educated and they do not have easy access to the internet. Education is king. Education teaches people how to think critically and how to analyze. If those in Uganda had the same education and internet access as a 1st world country does......I believe they would be listed in your first group of countries.
It never ceases to amaze me how closely related education and intelligence are........yet the stark contrasts that exist between them as well