Most folks understand, or think they understand, the Dunning-Kruger effect.
“Poor performers—and we are all poor performers at some things—fail to see the flaws in their thinking or the answers they lack.”We Are All Confident Idiots
Not surprisingly, there are plenty of great examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect among vocal vaccine deniers.
The Dunning-Kruger Awards
But who leads the pack?
Smarter than the entire New York Public Health Department?
I don’t think so…
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. thinks that he is cursed with too much knowledge about vaccines…
Kelly Brogan, a holistic psychiatrist, got her case study published in the Advances in Mind-Body Medicine journal. History making? That’s about as history making as her vaccine paper that was published in the journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Full stop. There is a lot of good information on the Internet, but most folks who say they did their research about vaccines on Google choose “to accept only information that supports his or her position, and ignores or dismisses information in conflict with it.”
Will Jim Meehan ever understand vaccines better?
Will anyone that listens to these folks?
Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop made one mistake – thinking that they could give health advice.
Whether they put all of the anti-vaccine propaganda they gather into a binder or a vaccine guide on the Internet, these folks are simply misinformed about vaccines.
Don’t look to them to help get you educated about vaccines.
Dunning Kruger Awards
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- Study – Knowing less but presuming more: Dunning-Kruger effects and the endorsement of anti-vaccine policy attitudes.
- I reviewed all 161 of GOOP’s wellness products for pseudoscience. Here’s what I found.
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- The Google University Effect
- The anatomy of the anti-vaccination movement
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