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Letter to Jeff Bezos -- a short story

Jeff Bezos is closer than ever to becoming the world’s richest person. — news item

“Dear Mr Bezos:

I LOVE Amazon! I use it constantly. I grab my friends by the lapels and shake until they agree to join Amazon Prime (the greatest bargain since time began!), and I thank God every night that you created it all. 218 more words


My latest column for Sluice magazine

The Dunning-Kruger Supremacy

The latest issue of Sluice magazine has just been published, containing lots of great reads and interesting images, plus my regular comment column which this time explores the triumph of stupid, inept people who are too stupid and inept to know how inept and stupid they are. 82 more words

Art World

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

If you take a couple of minutes to search for resources that are designed to help students self-assess, you’ll find there are plenty.  Some require students to RAG-rate themselves against a set criteria, usually taken from a mark scheme.  646 more words


The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Writing

You may have heard of this phenomenon, but if you haven’t, here’s the short version: studies by Dunning and Kruger found that competence and confidence don’t always go together. 634 more words

Amber Foxx

Why Expertise Matters


I am an expert — a card-carrying, credential-bearing expert.

Of course, there are only a few hundred people on the planet who care about the thing I’m an expert on: … 579 more words

"those who know little... so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."

“ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

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Been a bit out of some of the YouTube disagreements for some months now, thanks to some public services that are anything but that.

But this morning I came across a video by Sargon of Akkad with a rather odd title I was not familiar with. 975 more words