Are all the facts and figures, tidbits of information and historical knowledge, all worth knowing? Some people consider them useless. Like what would you care that the first modern humans emerged from Africa 100,000 years ago? Or that the capital of Liberia is Monrovia? Or that the GDP of Japan is $4368 billion?
Most people think that all you need to know is what you need to know in life, in your little circle which you call your world. But if you choose to be ignorant of those things which you consider trivial, and if you prefer to limit your understanding of the world, then don’t be surprised that the emerging civilisation–the majority of which will be non-Christian and half the population of which will be Asian– will be one that you will not understand and cannot understand.