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    The Dunning Kruger effect

    Geraint Fuller's neurological reflections describe the Dunning Kruger effect (1). This is one expression of illusory superiority, the cognitive bias that makes us over-rate our attributes (2). Apart from Shakespeare, whom the author quoted, other eminent people have noted that the less skilled and less educated are usually unaware of their inadequacy. Charles Darwin for example says: 'ignorance more frequently begets confi...

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