The 2016 presidential race as viewed through a Dunning-Kruger lens

The peculiar nature of the campaign for the 2016 presidential election has provided political pundits an oversupply of fodder for their analyses. A prevailing assessment seems to be that Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina are achieving at least transitory success in the polls not because of any great depth of their policy discussions, … More The 2016 presidential race as viewed through a Dunning-Kruger lens

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Obliviousness to global catastrophes- if we can’t feel it, it simply doesn’t exist.

I am convinced that one of the limiting factors of the human species is our inability to understand cataclysmic events that are occurring because they develop at a rate that is outside our ability to emotionally comprehend. And, as humans, if something can’t be understood at an emotional level, then it is unlikely to receive … More Obliviousness to global catastrophes- if we can’t feel it, it simply doesn’t exist.