[ExI] kruger dunning again

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue May 12 05:00:59 UTC 2020

John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> The thing I don't get is Trump is not even a good liar, he might as well
have "*I AM LYING*" tattooed on his forehead, even Trump fans knew he was
lying when he said Mexico would pay for the wall

> but for some reason that I
can't even pretend to understand they don't care, it hasn't harmed him

John, you are seeing humans in their stressed-out mode.  They pass
around xenophobic memes and are attracted to irrational leaders.

That sounds like a really bad way to get your genes into the next
generation, but when you analyze it, it turns out that following
irrational leaders made your genes more likely to get into the next
generation (in some circumstances).  Stressed out people are
dangerous.  If you don't want to consider the current POTUS, then look
into the history of Germany.

Speaking of nutty memes, in the UK they have a problem of people who
hold the meme that 5G cell phone towers are causing COVID-19.  At
least that has not happened here, at least I have not heard about it


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