Strong opinions should be very loosely held if you are not an expert and beware of those who think they are experts on everything just because they “read it” and or did their “research”
via Erin Kissane’s toot:
file under “things I can’t stop thinking about” The misunderstood limits of folk science: an illusion of explanatory depth
We argue here that people’s limited knowledge and their misleading intuitive epistemology combine to create an illusion of explanatory depth (IOED). Most people feel they understand the world with far greater detail, coherence, and depth than they really do. The illusion for explanatory knowledge–knowledge that involves complex causal patterns—is separate from, and additive with, people’s general overconfidence about their knowledge and skills. We therefore propose that knowledge of complex causal relations is particularly susceptible to illusions of understanding.
- Please read the whole thing! The misunderstood limits of folk science: an illusion of explanatory depth Leonid Rozenblit and Frank Keil
- September 14, 2019 True experts are authors i.e. they can write down explanations and explain it to non experts