L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Why aren’t there more people studying the science behind stupidity? Nautilus | Brian Gallagher Bertrand Russell’s quip prefigured the scientific discovery of a cognitive bias—the Dunning–Kruger effect—that has been so resonant that it has penetrated popular culture. Photo from Wikicommons. On this past International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reread a bit of Bertrand Russell. In …

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