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What is DKE-19?
Dunning-Kruger Effect (DKE) is a phenomenon where people lack the ability to understand their lack of ability.
While strains of DKE typically circulate seasonally, a new and more virulent strain called DKE-19 is now reaching pandemic proportions.
Remember that although the idea of IgNobel is to present science and research that initially make you smile/laugh, it should also make you think, in the direction of "maybe there is something to it..." (that is not from any official declaration, but my understanding of it). "Research" that is nothing but a joke will never make it to IgNobel.
This DKE-19-paper is certainly in the style of IgNobel!
Recent lockdowns to contain COVID-19 have resulted in Bay Area tech employees having vastly more time on their thumbs. We expect that exponential growth of bullshit takes are likely to grow exponentialer until the heat death of the universe and/or last Tuesday.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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