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Unconscious Incompetence

We all know them, people who think that they are experts on a certain topic (in extreme cases on all topics!) when in fact they know very little.  I recently found out that there is actually a name for this - it's called the Dunning-Kruger effect which is defined as: "the phenomenon wherein people who have little knowledge think that they know more than others who have much more knowledge" It's named for Justin Kruger and David Dunning who first demonstrated the phenomenon [...]

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