Dunning-Kruger applied to Dunning-Kruger, research on happiness, and type safety:  http://danluu.com/dunning-kruger/ 

Amazing example of failure to citation/fact check:  http://journalofpositivesexuality.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Failure-of-Academic-Quality-Control-Technology-of-Orgasm-Lieberman-Schatzberg.pdf 

This reminds me that I have a draft post where I read all the papers citing a handful of obviously bogus papers to see if any citations would mention the issues.

Never published b/c I couldn't figure out how to write this without seeming like I was picking on particular papers.

Periodic reminder that many (most?) citations are bogus. This happens to be about the claim that 3.5 hours/day of deliberate practice is the right amount, but I find this level of accuracy when I check most citations:

 https://acesounderglass.com/2019/06/21/epistemic-spot-check-the-role-of-deliberate-practice-in-the-acquisition-of-expert-performance/ 

So, about that desperate shortage of COBOL programmers that I've seen written about in six different publications...


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