Most people are stupid in some way

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Most people are stupid in some way

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Actually, maybe almost every last man on earth.
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First.
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Thus did Hot make stupid beautiful.

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I was going to type out my philosophical musings about this


But realized that would be stupid
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Pearls before swine and all that
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Okay, you are still ugly.

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Heh, heh, sure robinson, one magical animal.
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The inverse of this topic might also be true, but it’s also just a philosophical musing.

Which is why the topic is in Philo and not science

The interesting thing (to myself of course), is that that topic, had it been created, would also contain a string of idiot posts by now
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"A man's got to know his limitations." Unfortunately I have to deal with people who don't know theirs, on a daily basis.
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Not knowing your limitations could be a type of stupidity
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“The Dunning-Kruger effect is commonly invoked in online arguments to discredit other people’s ideas. The effect states that people who know the least about a topic are the most overconfident about that topic while people who know the most tend to be more humble and accurate in their self-assessment. It seems intuitively right, and it’s often a way to undercut people who present their opinions and arguments with "absolute certainty" that they’re right. The only problem is that the Dunning-Kruger effect itself is wrong.”
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I think the funniest part is that people who are wrong about the DK EFFECT are not being stupid. Until they hear it’s not real, that’s when the stupidity blossoms

Which is understandable

If you have been using it as a put down for decades, finding out you have been wrong isn’t going to go over well
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Yes it bothers certain of my co-workers that they can't "boss" me with regard to programming, because they don't know how it's done, and all they can do is to squawk with exclamation points when something doesn't work as expected. I don't presume to know how to do their jobs but they seem determined to tell me how to do mine.

We could also discuss the Peter Principle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle

At least I am not yet required to participate in SCRUM and SPRINTS.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:51 pm Yes it bothers certain of my co-workers that they can't "boss" me with regard to programming, because they don't know how it's done,
That made my day
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Temper, temper.

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