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Too Clueless to Be Clueless

This comes from an assignment written in my English class.

My teacher, Mr. Theriault, said:

“There is a famous saying “When an ass (donkey) looks into a mirror it doesn’t see an angel.” Often students, teachers, people blame something else for what it going on when the real problem is them. 707 more words


Not-so-Blissful Ignorance

Anosognosia or the Dunning-Kruger effect is quite the puzzle. Originally used as a term for a severe mental illness, it has been adapted to describe a common problem we all face. 244 more words

The Dunning Kruger Effect and My Experiences


For the sources used in this blog:

NY Times Article

Podcast on the DK effect

Mr. Theriault’s Blog

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed but not in despair.” 632 more words

Pot, kettle, black

There’s a mildly amusing post script to my last post. I thought my American visitor would know why the US media depict Trump as a greater threat to world peace than Clinton, and asked her. 278 more words

12 Dumb Tips New Writers Share

In this modern-day world of widespread social media and information overload, it seems everyone professes to be an expert on something. This, of course, includes the “rules” for writing novels and memoirs. 100 more words


Head In The Cloud

“Head In The Cloud” is an important book by William Poundstone.  The subtitle is “Why Knowing Things Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up.”  Psychologists make the distinction between information that is accessible in memory and information that is available in memory.  907 more words

Transactive Memory

The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Baseball

In sports, everyone wants to be the best player. Everyone acts like they are a big shot even if they are the worst player on the team. 234 more words