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It is also interesting that 40 years of careful research into programming language design, including very sophisticated systems such as Algol 68 and Common Lisp, had absolutely no effect on the design of what are the most commonly used hack languages today. (PHP and C.)
Thank god for that.
Who gets to decide who's ignorant and who's not?
Errr... it's usually quite simple: if you don't know something you are ignorant. If you do, then you aren't. It's not a relative concept.
And even if it lowers your chances of contracting an std by 5% (which is about the most seriously verified number I've seen so far), I certainly hope you don't ever have a daughter, because you are sure to cut off her tits to keep her from ever having breast cancer, right ?