The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.
A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.
If you feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up with the stream of BS, that's because it is, and that's on purpose.
Social media covers up the fact that half of us are not nearly so bright as the other half and very few of us are as smart as we think we are.
Why internet arguments almost always become puerile shouting matches that solve nothing and are as satisfying as trying to eat a bowl of steam.
If we’re going to make it as a species we need to devote time to more than staring at our own navels and the little boxes we hold in front of them.
If you believe the world is "just", in its very nature, you have no personal responsibility to pursue making it better.
People who tell you not to argue with idiots are probably idiots. Here's a handy guide on how to do it properly without being an idiot yourself.
If you've never even read the abstract from David Dunning and Justin Kruger's "Unskilled and Unaware of it" but still insist on referring to the Dunning-Kruger Effect to try and dunk on someone, there's a good chance you fall under its purview.