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Old 16 January 2019, 01:05 AM
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From Wikipedia:

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
My experience with flat-earthers is that they will dismiss any evidence that the Earth is not flat out of hand, even when it comes to fairly simple tests such as observing far-off large objects coming over the horizon as you approach them. They don't understand the evidence, but instead use their lack of understanding as evidence that the experts are wrong and that they have managed to figure it out.
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