Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says
For example, researchers found students who were least proficient often overestimated their own abilities.
“The skills they lacked were the same skills required to recognize their incompetence,” Fry said. “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.”
That’s now known as the Dunning-Kruger effect.
In a new clip that Pindex put together, Fry also explains how Salience Bias and the power of repetition help shape views more than facts.
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,” Fry says in the clip. “It is the illusion of knowledge.”