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Special Investigation: Who's behind the 'information attacks' on climate scientists?

There are 3 comments on the Institute for Southern Studies story from Oct 31, 2011, titled Special Investigation: Who's behind the 'information attacks' on climate scientists?. In it, Institute for Southern Studies reports that:

This week, in a courtroom in Prince William County, Virginia, a hearing will take place that could have implications for the privacy rights of scientists at colleges and universities across the country.

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#1 Nov 1, 2011
It is the vested industry against science. It is all about profit, theirs. What else in new?
SpaceBlues

Tomball, TX

#3 Nov 2, 2011
http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Dunning-Krug...

Dunning-Kruger Syndrome is the phenomenon whereby people who have little knowledge systematically think that they know more than others who have much more knowledge. In a phrase, clueless people think they are smart.

Though many people have noticed this, it was rigorously demonstrated in a series of experiments performed by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, then both of Cornell University. Their results were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in December, 1999.

Their study involved giving people tests of their knowledge in various domains, then asking them how they thought they did. People at the bottom of the results tended to hugely overestimate their abilities. As Dunning and Kruger noted:

"Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd." Meanwhile, people with true knowledge tended to underestimate their competence.
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 Nov 2, 2011
SpaceBlues wrote:
http://psychology.wikia.com/wi ki/Dunning-Kruger_Syndrome
Dunning-Kruger Syndrome is the phenomenon whereby people who have little knowledge systematically think that they know more than others who have much more knowledge. In a phrase, clueless people think they are smart.
Though many people have noticed this, it was rigorously demonstrated in a series of experiments performed by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, then both of Cornell University. Their results were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in December, 1999.
Their study involved giving people tests of their knowledge in various domains, then asking them how they thought they did. People at the bottom of the results tended to hugely overestimate their abilities. As Dunning and Kruger noted:
"Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd." Meanwhile, people with true knowledge tended to underestimate their competence.
That's hilarious. You cut and pasted that from Wikipedia and don't even see the irony.

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