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Mike Webb and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

From time to time the world wide web serves up an example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect that is to perfect that WC simply cannot pass it by. 522 more words

Commentary

I Want the Delusional Confidence I Had at 15

There are a few things you should know about me as a 15-year-old. First, I had super-thick glasses that would only become hip in the early aughts. 500 more words

Writing Life

Anything you can do I can do better

Today I had a conversation with a coworker that I’ve heard time and time again, “Wow, how come he’s so successful, he’s not particularly skilled, not well versed, or good looking. 410 more words

Journal

Pythagorean Cup

What if happiness is contained inside a Pythagorean cup? Overflowing happiness would then simply drain away and empty the cup completely. This is why it is important to listen to Mr. 75 more words

Musings

...about Disrupted

Hey – so the other day I read Dan Lyons‘ Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. I’d heard about it because of the whole kerfuffle, and then a colleague read it and brought it to the office, so I give it a whirl. 1,145 more words

Books

Is Cramming for a Test a Form of Cheating?

How Can Some Math Students Learn So Little in 12 Years of Classes? This afternoon, my Fulbright colleague and math teacher Elizabeth Agro Radday and I were considering this question. 932 more words

IGNORANCE IS BLISS : Looking Into The Willful Ignorance Phenomenon

As a kid, I was ostracized for wanting to know more about the world. At least, this was the case when I lived in the province for most of my childhood. 1,246 more words

Anti-intellectualism