Adventures with incompetence

Investigator Dorothy Walker writes:

Dunning.jpgThe moment I heard about that study of incompetent people [ “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments,” by David Dunning and Justin Kreuger] that won an Ig Nobel Prize, I became fascinated.

Now I play a little game. Maybe your readers would enjoy playing it, too. Go to any Internet search engine — google, yahoo, microsoft, whatever — and search for the word “incompetent.” It’s amazing what you’ll find.