i once spent over half an hour in class during my Masters listen to a guy argue that feminism was bad without knowing what feminism meant. He ended up arguing that just because he believed women should have equal pay, equal rights, and that things were currently unbalanced in favour of men, didn't make him a feminist, because the word was bad.
Is there a term for when someone plays devils advocate to cover for the fact that they're ignorant on a subject?
"Look i have no knowledge or experience of this topic, but i read one article and i'm taking an interest now and i know my opinion is needed. Who would like to debate me?"
oh i just figured it out, its Dunning–Kruger effect
Reinforced by the popular superstition that not being invested on informed improves your capacity for judgement
@eweish yes totally that. "I am the people"
@mxsiege Ever since I've learned to keep quiet or admit that I have no opinion or I'm not informed enough I'm so much happier. Embrace the gap! (German proverb)
@mxsiege whomst among us
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