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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Once in awhile an old pal from the frozen north-western hills publishes something that is a must read and I fell compelled to pass it on for your benefit. Enjoy learning how much we don't know.


"The problem of the Dunning-Kruger Effect still rears its ugly head though, in the establishment of those standards. What defines an acceptable performance metric? Someone who served in Iraq, was never in a gunfight outside of one of the metropolitan areas of that country, and never saw the opportunity to make a shot on a bad guy, past 100 meters, may consider 100 meters to be an acceptable standard of performance. At the same time, there are a lot of papers coming out of the Army War College, with Afghanistan veteran officers, many with competitive marksmanship backgrounds as well, who are positing that anything less than everyone being able to shoot at 500 meters, is an unacceptably low standard."
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1 comment:

  1. Mosby did a great job pointing out how we all have flaws and need to do better today than we did yesterday.

    Hope you're doing well.....

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