Monday, February 20, 2006

from Quote of the week

One reason that the ignorant tend to be the blissfully self-assured, researchers believe, is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence. "Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it," wrote [Justin] Kruger and [Dr. David] Dunning. This deficiency...helps explain the tendency of the humor-impaired to persist in telling jokes that are not funny...and of the politically clueless to continue holding forth at dinner parties on the fine points of campaign strategy.

– Erica Goode

1 comment:

Meirionna said...

I'm still not feeling very Welsh-