The confidence of ignorance

Another gem from an Infinite Monkey Cage – Battle of the Sexes – during a portion where the panelists discuss the quality of research data and evidence used in discussions and comparisons of the sexes,

… my favourite phrase from Charles Darwin is, “Ignorance more frequently breeds confidence than does knowledge”. In other words, if you don’t know what’s happening you can be totally confident.

Ties in again to the Dunning Kruger Effect as well as the Ad hominem and Post hoc ergo propter hoc (aka causation vs correlation) fallacies, as well as the imposter syndrome on the other end.