I have to admit that I have some respect for an honest plagiarizer (one who knowingly takes someone else’s words and ideas) than the ignorant plagiarizer (one who nuances someone else’s words and ideas to the point where they actually believe that they have created something new). Though a thief, the honest plagiarizer is aware of his own ignorance- so he steals and he is aware of his own thievery- so he hides. The ignorant plagiarizer is unaware that he steals or that he is ignorant.

Still, the worst is the arrogant and ignorant plagiarizer (one who openly criticizes another but then turns and regurgitates everything another person has said in his “own words” all the while arrogantly and ignorantly believing his language and ideas have not been formed and informed by the one he believes himself to be opposing).

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