Research confirms - ignorance elicits confidence and assuredness

by A Paduan 3 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • A Paduan
    A Paduan

    Darwin & others new this - research supports it - and shows that revealing the ignorance to the ignorant doesn't cure it Dunning-Kruger effect
    Saturday 08 May 2010

    Dunning-Kruger effect Saturday 08 May 2010

    A good listen

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    Awesome. Explains why doctrinal discussions don't work on most Dubs.

  • mindmelda

    Oh, sure...there's truth in the old saying, "Ignorance is bliss."

    Most of the time, it just makes them angry and provokes a feeling of self justification and martyrdom.

    People are rarely grateful for having their foibles and ignorance exposed, it just sinks them further into denial or makes them angry and defensive.

    I don't make a habit of doing that with the brainwashed, they just seem to have to figure it out for themselves, if at all. I try to jump in and nudge it along at that point where they have a little "HOLY FLAMING SCHNIKES! I've been duped!" moment, but I'd as soon jump naked into a brushfire than try to unbrainwash someone, doesn't work usually and you just get burned yourself.


    A Paduan A very interesting report. I never cease to be amazed at how illogical, contradictory and slippery, otherwise intelligent people can become when their beliefs are questioned.

    Insisting that we approach all learning in a rational and objective manner, is the beginning of wisdom.

    For example: Fear of the 'true god' is the beginning of wisdom. Should read:

    Fear of the 'true god' is the beginning of delusional thinking and the loss of rationality.

    mindmelda I have read many of your posts and appreciate your logical approach to things of the mind and reason.

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