Pretending to be an expert doesn’t make you one, says Common Sense, also science

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-07-self-proclaimed-experts-vulnerable-illusion-knowledge.html

The redditfags will be so disappoint. [Did you hear the latest theory that SJWs are trying to turn reddit into an exclusively SJW site? and they expect it to retain any creativity? let it crash and burn]

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as “overclaiming.” The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

aka Being a Filthy Fucking Liar.

Expresses my feelings on this issue
Try debating with a reddit atheist, it’s the same tired arguments ad nauseum and they genuinely believe they’re being original. I didn’t even start off religious (I was reading Kant gimme a break) and these people convinced me to take up spirituality out of spite.

bored have you heard enough listening tired no please stop go Lestat IWTV

As expected, people who saw themselves as financial wizards were most likely to claim expertise of the bogus finance terms.

I have tried this at cocktail parties (oh really? that’s funny because I made it up). Their faces are priceless. Only do in front of an audience of people they want to impress after the little weasel tried to outwit you in front of them first.

“The more people believed they knew about finances in general, the more likely they were to overclaim knowledge of the fictitious financial terms,” Atir says. “The same pattern emerged for other domains, including biology, literature, philosophy, and geography.”

dis gonna be good anticipation pull up a chair listen watch

“For instance,” Atir explains, “people’s assessment of how much they know about a particular biological term will depend in part on how much they think they know about biology in general.”

Explains all those newfangled sexualities we keep hearing about.
As if there can be any such thing as a new sexuality. Note it’s self-perception and desirability bias likely heavily factors in (narcissists) over genuine meta-cognition, which is humble and seeking.

The research team warns that a tendency to overclaim, especially in self-perceived experts, may actually discourage individuals from educating themselves in precisely those areas in which they consider themselves knowledgeable—leading to potentially disastrous outcomes.

They don’t want anyone capable of outing them.

For example, failure to recognize or admit one’s knowledge gaps in the realm of finance or medicine could easily lead to uninformed decisions with devastating consequences for individuals.

My default response to enquiries is “I don’t know” 10/10 because I’m lazy. If they know I’m lying, maybe I help. Maybe. Because honestly, I’m not a public service.

“Continuing to explore when and why individuals overclaim may prove important in battling that great menace—not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge,” the research team concludes.

Littlefinger would own you at Rock Paper Scissors

Littlefinger has all the answers. Littlefinger will never tell.

That’s why no one else knows the answers. Nobody can kill him.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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