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Why Do Incompetent People Think They're So Great?

Why Do Incompetent People Think They’re So Great?

Even if you’ve never heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect, you’ve definitely seen it in action: the inexperienced politician with strong opinions about global affairs, the celebrity on an anti-science crusade, the self-proclaimed stock-market expert that loses money left and right. The Dunning-Kruger effect is the strange phenomenon that makes unskilled or uneducated people overestimate their […]

Newly Discovered 8th Grade Exam from 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

Newly Discovered 8th Grade Exam from 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

Have you ever seen the movie “Idiocracy”?  It is a movie about an “average American” that wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that is surrounding him.  Unfortunately, that film is a very accurate metaphor for what has […]

20 Really Bad Ideas That Are Almost Too Stupid To Believe

20 Really Bad Ideas That Are Almost Too Stupid To Believe

What in the world is happening to America?  It seems like all we get out of politicians at the federal, state and local levels is a steady stream of really bad ideas.  Even when our government officials appear to have the best of intentions things still turn out badly.  “What were they thinking” is a […]

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