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Dunning, Kruger, Canute, and Confucius

Though of mature years, Aardvark still relishes learning new information, new ideas, new concepts. This morning I am pleased to share with you, gentle reader, the news that Donald Trump is the poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect. 329 more words


Are you an ass or are you just stupid? Or, finding empathy in the land of cognitive bias.

Lately, I find myself having ample opportunity to test my own level of empathy. These tests are coming, mostly, as I encounter people (real, online, or imaginary) with whom I vehemently disagree politically. 1,488 more words

Self-Awareness vs. Confidence

My morning started off with a triple-whammy. First it was the news, with President Trump doing something else horrible and posting on Twitter, referencing a “dumb” deal… 1,210 more words


"I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know."

“I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know.”

I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do.

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

One of the craziest things brought to my attention during class was the idea that it’s possible not to realize how incompetent we are due to our incompetency. 222 more words

"Those who think they know never learn." (Dunning-Kruger Effect)

“Those who think they know never learn.”

— Tao Te Ching, Chinese, philosophy, psychology, Dunning-Kruger effect

“What’s curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious.

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"If you're incompetent, you can't know you’re incompetent... skills you need to..." Dunning-Kruger Effect

“If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent… skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is.”

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