May 2, 2020, 10:19 AM
Dunning-Kruger overconfidence expresses a lack of ability. However, educational overconfidence expresses a lack of skepticism. Half truths whether theological, philosophical, historical, scientific, or formal, are sources of ignorance by providing us with overconfidence.
Mathiness has been the source of formal, philosophical, and scientific (physical and social) ignorance. Philosophical sophistry has been the source of most of the rest of pseudo intellectual ignorance. And of course theological – a monopoly conflating all the falsehoods plus false promise – is the most ignorance inducing of all.
It appears that there are a very small number of fundamental laws that can be taught to everyone at the cost of suppression of the reproduction of the underclasses, and the suppression of the parasitism of the elite classes.
Paragraph one – low end of the spectrum
Paragraph two – high end of the spectrum
Paragraph three – curing the problems of the high AND low ends of the spectrum