Corbett Report – Interview #234

Interview #234 - Jan Irvin, Paul Verge, Richard Grove Date/Duration: 2010/10/02 / 1:14:28 Description: Jan Irvin of, Paul Verge of and Richard Grove of join us to discuss the topic of defeating the New World Order through the inherently emancipating power of knowledge, logic and grammar.

Recently, James Corbett of and host of the podcast of the same name, asked a question to his audience; the answers to which were to be included in an upcoming episode. The question: "How to defeat the New World Order?", is addressed by Jan Irvin (Gnostic Media dot com), Paul Verge (Divergent Films dot com), and Richard Grove (Tragedy and Hope dot com).

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References for topics/ideas/subjects discussed herein:

The Cornell University Study on Incompetence / Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments.

Kruger J, Dunning D. Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-7601, USA.


People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it. Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd. Several analyses linked this miscalibration to deficits in metacognitive skill, or the capacity to distinguish accuracy from error. Paradoxically, improving the skills of participants, and thus increasing their metacognitive competence, helped them recognize the limitations of their abilities.

Basics of the Trivium Method and the loss of the Liberal Education:

Cliff-Notes on the Trivium Method by Gene Odening (beta version of Jan’s new educational website) (commercial free media, and a community of people learning to be critical thinkers, free trial-membership for all Corbett Report listeners) (start with episode 1-2 covers the underground history of education and intro to Trivium) (Trivium) (Fallacies) (The Intellectual Elite vs. You / The Resurrection of Critical Thinking) (Interview with John Taylor Gatto) (Exploring Media / Educating ourselves to Live vs. Amusing ourselves to Death with James Corbett) (Trivium / how to use the system effectively) (Jan’s interview with George Clayton Johnson) (Paul Verge’s channel, see: Hijacking Humanity, 20/20 Hindsight, and Believers Beware playlists)

IMDB / George Clayton Johnson

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