19 July 2010
Bits & Pieces from Here & There
While looking up "Dunning-Kruger," used in the context of an apparently intelligent person saying something completely stupid, not just for a sentence, but a whole paragraph, I managed to run across the term Ig Nobel Prize. So then I had to look that up too. Is Wikipedia pulling our leg? The Wikipedia entry on "Dunning-Kruger"seems fairly helpful too. I will, in future, expect my correspondents to be aware of these phenomena.