Re: this planet
Posted by Uncle Al on Jul 20, 2002 at 20:30
Re: this planet (paul)
1) Incompetents dramatically overestimate their ability and performance relative to objective criteria and competent peers.
2) Incompetents are unable to recognize competence when they see it - be it their own or others'.
3) Incompetents cannot use information from the performance of others to revise more accurate impressions of their own ability.
4) Incompetents may address their shortcomings by being rendered more competent, thus realizing that they perform poorly. By actively avoiding negative personal insight they more strongly embrace their dominant fantasies.
I must not be a crackpot or a pimply idiot.
Stooopidity is the mind-killer.
Trolling is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my untutored ignorance.
I will mandate empiricism and self-consistency.
And when I have been educated I will turn the inner eye to see its wake.
Where stooopidity has gone there will be knowledge.
Only Uncle Al will remain.
(Do something naughty to physics)