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Old 16 January 2019, 12:55 AM
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Where did you get those claims about Flat Earthers?

The real lesson we could have and should have learned form Dunning-Kruger and their ilk is that it happens in every domain and, therefore (unless one is very competent in every domain) it happens to all of us. Instead we get this rather naive version - completely unsupported by the data, of course - in which fools think they're smarter than experts.

Also any sentence that goes 'I met some __ and they were __, ___, and ___.' should raise a few skeptical eyebrows in the very least, if not a big red stereotype flag.

By contrast, people who have actually investigated either groups of Flat Earthers or individual beliefs about geography (like Dunning and Kruger) have found a more nuanced set of complexly related sets of various beliefs and ways of approaching the problem.
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