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Your Liberal Irony supplement for the day

By Tenpoundbass   Apr 20, 10:00am   176 views   3 comments   watch (1)   quote

;representative of the Republic of California to Russia”. Marinelli posted a long message on about his decision to seek permanent residence in Russia, and to abandonthe effort he started in 2014 to see California secede from the union. Marinelli states that he led the group in the absence of a native Californian to lead it, adding, From the beginning, I have pointed out the trouble I bring to the table with my political background and my history in Russia, a country I have grown to love.As I have stated in the past, I do not wish to live under...

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1   zzyzzx   Apr 20, 11:30am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

2   Dan8267   Apr 20, 2:51pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Breitbart, fake news for people who are too dumb for even Fox News.

3   BayAreaObserver   Apr 21, 1:53am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

@TPB - Here's a dose of a Conservative Irony Supplement

The Dunning–Kruger effect was put forward by Justin Kruger and David Dunning. Similar notions have been expressed–albeit less scientifically–for some time. Dunning and Kruger themselves quote Charles Darwin (“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge”) and Bertrand Russell (“One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.”). The Dunning-Kruger effect is not, however, concerned narrowly with high-order cognitive skills (much less their application in the political realm during a particular era, which is what Russell was talking about.) Nor is it specifically limited to the observation that ignorance of a topic is conducive to overconfident assertions about it, which is what Darwin was saying. Indeed, Dunning et al. cite a study saying that 94% of college professors rank their work as “above average” (relative to their peers), to underscore that the highly intelligent and informed are hardly exempt. Rather, the effect is about paradoxical defects in perception of skill, in oneself and others, regardless of the particular skill and its intellectual demands, whether it is chess, playing golf or driving a car.

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