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Jul 26, 2012
@PhilfyPhi
I thank you for your comment bringing the Dunning-Kruger effect to my notice. I have a sort of hobby learning about such morbidities that usually afflict science bosses.
 
 
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Jul 26, 2012
My boss (in the research lab where I worked) was one step higher. He was (nominally) a nuclear physicist, but, by virtue of being boss, he knew everything. In his own words, he needed just five minutes to understand everything about a Nobel-prize winning work in biochemistry. he was also a science philosopher, expert on Hindu scriptures and mythology, folklore, ethics, art, music, history, etc.
The "Boss Knows Everything" syndrome pervades every sphere of human activity here. Making a big jump right to the top of the hierarchy, the late Morarji Desai, one time Prime Minister used give his expert advice on a variety of subjects, like health, medicine, nutrition, and how to shave oneself without using soap or lather.
 
 
Jul 26, 2012
PHB must have once worked for the U.S. Department of Labor. They seem to think anyone can be retrained rather quickly.
 
 
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Jul 26, 2012
Sorry, but I decided over breakfast to become a brain surgeon. I plan to spend a whole day learning about it. Would you like to be my first patient. (After all, in your case, what harm could it do?)
 
 
Jul 26, 2012
This explains how the printer boy who places paper in a printer gets charged with developing and managing the returns system for customers to use to return any faulty products...
 
 
 
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