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Old 16 January 2019, 12:10 AM
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We're talking about flat-earthers (particularly the ones crocoduck met) not any other group.

So is the claim that they "claim to have superior knowledge" compared to those who actually do? That's not what Dunning and Kruger found at all.

The most interesting thing about the popular science (mis)interpretation of Dunning-Kruger is that it mirrors itself in its (mis)understanding of the actual Dunning-Kruger findings. That is, people who are more likely to bring up Dunning-Kruger in these situations are far more likely to be talking about the pop-sci version rather than anything related to the actual (rather unremarkable and limited proportional trend) Dunning and Kruger (and some but not all of those who followed) actually reported in small groups of peers.
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