Humans prefer cockiness to expertise – life – 10 June 2009 – New Scientist

“Moore argues that in competitive situations, this can drive those offering advice to increasingly exaggerate how sure they are. And it spells bad news for scientists who try to be honest about gaps in their knowledge.” (Aldhous, 2009, para. 2)

Maybe this explains why pre-service teachers and educational sciences students prefer advice from “experienced” in-service teachers rather than from us, doubting scientists 🙂

Or would this be too far a stretch of argument?

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