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My recent post — Bullshit A Study1— came about from my reading an article on what the authors called pseudo profound bullshit. In it the authors claim a correlation between the acceptance of pseudo profound bullshit and intelligence. The claim that people of a lesser intelligence are prone to believe bullshit in any form received world-wide media attention. The reviews of the article in the media accepted this finding and implied that being endowed with a greater intelligence they would — of course — always disregard pseudo profound bullshit. In doing so the media endowed itself and their subscribers with a veracity born of a natural sagacity, conveniently ignoring their own and their readers ready acceptance of the bullshit the media disseminates. Read more of this post

Bullshit — A Study


An article with the title  On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit¹ begins with a reference to the philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt of Princeton University, who previously published On Bullshit²  in which he  distinguishes bullshit from lying. Frankfurt opined that given the rise of communication technology and the associated increase in the availability of information from a variety of sources, bullshit is becoming increasingly pervasive. Bullshit, in contrast to mere nonsense, is something that implies but does not contain adequate meaning or truth, its use being verbal smoke and mirrors that implies depth and insight where none exists. Read more of this post

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