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22 Jul 2022, 2:21 pm

Funny and informative video on stupidity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvVPdyYeaQU

Sound familliar?



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22 Jul 2022, 2:28 pm

The premise and conclusion make perfect sense!

"There's a wonderful bit of research by a guy called David Dunning at Cornell who is a friend of mine, I'm proud to say, who's pointed out that in order to know how good you are at something requires exactly the same skills as it does to be good at that thing in the first place, which means -- this is terribly funny -- that if you're absolutely no good at something at all, then you lack exactly the skills that you need to know that you're absolutely no good at it; and this explains not just Hollywood but almost the entirety of Fox News." -- John Cleese

I wonder if Mr. Cleese would be interested in skimming the contents of the PP&R section on this website.



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22 Jul 2022, 2:39 pm

I feel like he’s describing most of the people I know.

I think that the more you learn the more you (should) realize how little you know.

People can have strange beliefs built entirely on conspiracy theories and be utterly convinced that they know more about a topic than scientists who’ve spent decades researching it. The best is when they have a set of interlocking theories. Then they really know everything. :roll:


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22 Jul 2022, 2:45 pm

Twilightprincess wrote:
I feel like he’s describing most of the people I know.
I found the video from which the OPs clip originated.  The short clip starts at about 3:27 minutes in and runs to the end.

 John Cleese Considers Your Futile Comments 

And now, for something completely different . . .

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22 Jul 2022, 3:01 pm

:lol:

I need to rewatch The Holy Grail and Life of Brian one of these days.


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