I tend to agree with both of you on the subject of affected ignorance (not in a theological sense, but.. the actual English meaning of the phrase)... You can lead a horse to water... Anyhow.
And yes, Jolene, I think we all understand that what you were saying is more a result of frustration when encountering a difficult concept or problem, rather than prideful ignorance.
On another note, have any of you guys seen the Sagan Series?
This conversation brought to mind part 3, A Reassuring Fable.
Here's the link to part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZdCDo0
and part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfemmxqaRg