Sunday, 29 August 2010

Morning Scepticism: Dunning-Kruger

If you don't know what you don't know, then how can you accurately judge your abilities? This is at heart the problem underlying the Dunning-Kruger Effect. And it's not enough just to show someone the right information because they won't be able to distinguish that from wrong information. The only way out is through education, so the question becomes how can you convince someone they need education when they don't know there's a problem to begin with?

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