BREAKING NEWS: Academics lie!

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-people-easily-facts-impossible.html

These were University students.

People who believe they know a little something about a topic – confident though they may be – commonly and easily claim knowledge that is impossible for them to have, say Cornell University researchers in a newly published study in Psychological Science.

ego over info

The researchers catch people claiming impossible knowledge by observing when they assert familiarity with made-up concepts, fabricated events and people who do not really exist. In psychology, it’s a phenomenon called “overclaiming.”

filthy fucking liar isn’t easy to get to print

To overclaim is to claim familiarity with – or knowledge of – something that doesn’t exist,” said Stav Atir, a Cornell graduate student in the field of psychology and lead author of a new study, “When Knowledge Knows No Bounds: Self-Perceived Expertise Predicts Claims of Impossible Knowledge.” David Dunning, Cornell professor of psychology, and Emily Rosenzweig Ph.D. ’13, Tulane University assistant professor of marketing, are co-authors on the study.

Basically all of gender studies then.

The general idea is that practically everyone is somewhat vulnerable to overclaiming, but people are the most vulnerable in those areas of life in which they perceive themselves to be experts,” said Atir…..

I guess that includes net experts.

In another part of the study, despite warning participants of fictitious concepts, the researchers found that participants still overclaimed . Participants with self-perceived expertise in geography prompted assertions of familiarity with nonexistent places. Although the participants knew about Philadelphia, the National Mall in Washington and Acadia National Park in Maine, they also claimed familiarity with the brilliant blue skies of Monroe, Montana, the cheesy farmland near Lake Othello, Wisconsin and the geography of Cashmere, Oregon – all places that don’t exist.

Global warrrrming.

The researchers also found that 92 percent of people claimed at least some with the nonexistent biological topics of meta-toxins, bio-sexual and retroplex.

This is why I ignore or mock angry comments.

Dunning said that overclaiming does not necessarily make someone a liar.

Bullshit.

“Life gives many opportunities for people to claim expertise they don’t have. Focusing research on non-existent concepts allows us to be sure they are overclaiming,” said Dunning. “Along with other researchers, we have noted that warning people that some are fake does not eliminate their overclaiming, which suggests their mistaken claims are honest.”

No, it’s so ingrained in their behaviour they can’t turn it off.

Video: The origins of political correctness

http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2occ7m/wikipedias_cultural_marxism_article_now_redirects/

Here’s the Wikipedia’s old article on Cultural Marxism:

Wikipedia – Cultural Marxism

And here is what it redirects to now:

Wikipedia – Cultural Marxism

Page 55, The Genesis of Critical Theory, from The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 by Martin Jay (1973);

In Dammerung Horkheimer wrote: “Logic is not independent of content.

There are no solutions. Only wanton destruction.

Let’s ruin STEM by making them studying BS says liberal arts dean

You could wade through the bullshit. Wade, I tells ya!

Coverage

“The idea that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students need to acquire additional skills—communication, project management, budgeting, and so on—in order to succeed in STEM careers today is widely accepted. But, according to Carol Colatrella, associate dean for graduate studies at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, STEM students’ higher education should also include a field she believes will contribute substantially to effective careers: gender studies.

In the first place, “[i]nfusing the concerns of gender studies in STEM fields can boost placement rates for women in high-salary science and technology jobs and lead to improved work-life balance across fields,” she writes in an article in Academe, “Why STEM Students Need Gender Studies.”

But beyond that, gender studies courses sensitize both male and female students to subtleties of behavior and social organization that make a big difference in personal and professional interactions and career outcomes. “Although relatively few students at Georgia Tech minor or major in gender studies, [leaving me out on targets $$$] hundreds of students enroll in gender studies courses because they [have to, because they have to] value learning about how organizational environments incorporate or exclude individuals on the basis of gender, how stereotypes function in elite and popular cultural forms [useful, measurable], and how and why the political clout of women and men has varied at different times in history and in different cultures,” she writes. [because men and women are different ~ biology]

The recent, highly publicized finding that elite male scientists are less likely to employ women in their labs [REPRESENTATIVE!] than are female or less-elite male scientists seems a perfect example of the kind of issue Colatrella thinks STEM students need to understand. Perhaps some science faculty could benefit from those courses, too.” [brainwashing]

They’re science students; they’re not dumb enough to fall for that equality bullshit! They see the evidence! They can do maths!