The Dunning-Kruger-Schilling Effect

The Dunning-Kruger-Schilling Effect November 14, 2014

Here’s a rule that athletes, actors, musicians — hell, everyone — ought to follow: If you aren’t educated on a subject, shut the fuck up about it. You’re only going to make yourself sound like an idiot. Retired baseball pitcher Curt Schilling provided a perfect demonstration of the Dunning-Kruger effect on his Twitter feed earlier this week:

He then shared a link to a Youtube clip of some very odd bloke blathering incoherently about evolution for an hour and a half. And then:

Seriously, Curt. You were a great pitcher. You’re headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. But you don’t know fuckall about this subject and you’re just making a fool of yourself.

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