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In Defense of the Amateur

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Dunning-Kruger and the cult of expertise

Why am I afraid of giving my opinion? Why do I feel the need to justify myself?

Last week I wrote a story about my favorite inexpensive scotch whiskey selections and felt the need to proclaim “I’m not an aficionado, but…” I have no special scotch expertise, but I know what I like.



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Brian E. Wish, PhD

I do a lot of things. Some of them I even do well. But what I really want to do is share ideas. Check or