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Yesterday, I explained the Dunning-Kruger effect. This socio-biological phenomenon has to do with stupid people, who don’t know how stupid they really are. Just as a reminder, here is the Wikipedia definition:
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence accurately. Their research also suggests corollaries: high-ability individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.
Dunning and Kruger have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in those of low ability, and external misperception in those of high ability: “The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others
One symptom of this mental feature explained by the Dunning-Kruger effect is that stupid people keep saying things that they should not be saying. In other words, they are so stupid that when they talk, they tell you what they really think.
They tell you what they really think, regardless of whether they should be telling you what they really think or not.
A good case in point of Dunning-Kruger types telling people what they think, when they really, really, really shouldn’t be telling people what they really, really, really think, can be found here.
This is so wrong on so many levels that…. it should be inscribed on this gentleman’s gravestone as an epitaph as a witness for his entire life’s work!
I wonder if this gentleman understands what he is reported to have said?
Below, I repost another example of a Dunning-Kruger type that is letting the world know not only what she thinks, but is also telling us what her entire organization thinks. Actually, she is telling you what her entire movement thinks.
And take a guess dear reader, who is also an integral part of that movement?
Opposed to these two indicated individuals above, I have placed a video of a podcast from our catholic (posing as an atheist) friend Stefan Molyneux. In this podcast, Stefan makes the case for Catholicism. To be more precise, Stefan makes the case for not only Catholicism as the ONE TRUE FAITH, but he also makes that case predicated on Thomism and the wider Scholastic Rationalist movement.
Now he does not come out and say it explicitly, yet it is there none the less!
For my regular readers, you will recognize it immediately. For my newer readers, and there are quite a few of you out there now, I will give you a hint:
Organic Growth: reconciliation of reason with revelation, of science with faith and of philosophy with theology, SUBJECT TO: that source of our Faith that comes from divine Revelation.
And now to the catholic Zero Hedge post (original here).
But before you go to the post, one quick reminder: Capitalism and the free market is nothing more than manner in which God organized the economic affairs of His creation.
And now, the post:
U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism
A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels.
Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually:
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”
She even restated that goal ensuring it was not a mistake:
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
I was invited to a major political dinner in Washington with the former Chairman of Temple University since I advised the University with respect to its portfolio. We were seated at one of those round tables with ten people. Because we were invited from a university, they placed us with the heads of the various environmental groups. They assumed they were in friendly company and began speaking freely. Dick Fox, my friend, began to lead them on to get the truth behind their movement. Lo and behold, they too admitted it was not about the environment, but to reduce population growth. Dick then asked them, “Whose grandchild are we trying to prevent from being born? Your’s or mine?
All of these movements seem to have a hidden agenda that the press helps to misrepresent all the time. One must wonder, at what point will the press realize they are destroying their own future?
Investors.com reminds Figueres that the only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.