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The Dunning-Kruger Dunning-Kruger Effect

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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.

Oh You’re an INTJ? STFU – The Myers-Briggs Test is BS

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is basically astrology for slightly-less-dumb people. Nonetheless, it's probably the most popular personality assessment in the world.

This Article Proves I’m Right and You’re Wrong

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After extensive research backed by longitudinal meta-analysis and careful cross-sectional population sampling, a team of academics and scientists have recently published a groundbreaking study...
Scrawny Guy Envious of Bicep Curls Bro

The Fundamental Attribution Error of Fitness

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Are you guilty of judging other people based on this type of erroneous type of thinking?
Crowd of Believers

BSer’s Technique of the Week: Appeal to Common Belief

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Another entry in the series on Self Defense against BS. Everyone knows Bullshido is always right.
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People who think this way are more prone to believe Conspiracy Theories

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...and as the saying goes, sometimes the reason is because you're stupid and make bad decisions. A recent study out of the University of Fribourg...
Steelman argument

How to Argue Like a Badass, Not a Dumbass

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Everyone hates those "One Simple Trick...!" articles. But some things really are simple. If you want to lose weight, you burn more calories than...
Ad Hominem Hermione

Ad Hominem: Attacking the Researcher Just as Effective as Discrediting the Research

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Do facts upset you? Do you not like the results of Scientific research? Boy do we have great news for you! That's right, instead of...
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How to Spot a BS Argument #2: Ergo Decedo

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If you don't like this article, then GTFO. Just kidding, we need the ad revenue. But seriously, that's how this fallacy works... or rather, doesn't...