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The fallacy of mediocrity

Selby Whittingham

The fallacy of mediocrity

how a third-rate and illicit response to the problems posed by the Turner Bequest cannot succeed, and how a better alternate is possible

by Selby Whittingham

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Published by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., Publications in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Turner, J. M. W. -- 1775-1851.,
  • Turner, J. M. W. -- 1775-1851 -- Catalogs.,
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  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Selby Whittingham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN6797.T88 W55 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18724451M
    ISBN 101874564000
    OCLC/WorldCa59930302

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The Fallacy of Mediocrity I collect logical fallacies in the same way that other people might spot birds or collect stamps. Logical fallacies are interesting not only as tools for avoiding errors in thought and argument but also as a window into how we think.

Upbringing: Mediocrity has been passed on from one generation to another. Children who have parents, education institutions or communities which model mediocrity are more likely to carry on with the spirit of mediocrity, which was modelled for them; especially if they are not exposed to an alternative environment.

An extreme example is Horace Secrist's book The Triumph of Mediocrity in Business, in which the statistics professor collected mountains of data to prove that the profit rates of competitive businesses tend toward the average over time. In fact, there is no such effect; the variability of profit rates is almost constant over time.

The arrival fallacy trap is the reason you daydream of when you will get a promotion, buy a house, or get a bonus. It’s the reason you are still too focused on getting that book published. Fallacy of Mediocrity: How a Third-rate and Illicit Response to the Problems Posed by the Turner Bequest Cannot Succeed, and How a Better Alternative is Possible: : Whittingham, Selby: BooksAuthor: Selby Whittingham.

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“Good Enough is a book that changes key cultural assumptions, offering a radical revision of the ideas of evolution and selection. Daniel Milo argues that nature follows the law of inertia, makes do with mediocrity, and relies on chance rather than s: Twenty20 / @ Mediocrity and self-criticism have always been two things that have gone hand-in-hand for me.

I’m not good at a lot of things, the majority of things probably, the voice in my head is always telling me that I’m afraid of being a beginner, afraid of producing trash content, afraid of not succeeding or being accepted, afraid my efforts will go unrecognized, and.

The ‘fallacy of fairness’, as coined by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, got a fillip and this myth of colour got entrenched in our collective psyche.

So much so. The principle of mediocrity is prompted, I suspect, by the notion that our belief that the Earth was the center of the universe and that we were the pinnacle of creation sprung from some primitive anthropocentric view of the world later reinforced by religion.

the naturalistic fallacy (1) the practicality of exploration (1) The role of. A related form of fallacy of composition is the "just" fallacy, or fallacy of mediocrity. This is the fallacy that assumes that any given member of a set must be limited to the attributes that are held in common with all the other members of the set.

The Feedback Fallacy. by ; Marcus Buckingham that those of us who recoil at the thought of working in a climate of continual judgment are condemned to mediocrity, and that as leaders our.

The book, full of humor and unexpected examples, showcases Milo’s skill for storytelling.”―Marc Kirschner, Founding Chair, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard University “Good Enough is a book that changes key cultural assumptions, offering a radical revision of the ideas of evolution and selection.

Daniel Milo argues that nature Reviews: The regression (or regressive) fallacy is an informal fallacy. It assumes that something has returned to normal because of corrective actions taken while it was abnormal.

This fails to account for natural fluctuations. It is frequently a special kind of the post hoc fallacy. Photo by JC Dela Cuesta on Unsplash.

Instatistician Horace Secrist published a book titled The Triumph of Mediocrity in Business, in which he made a bold claim: over time, market competition causes the top-performing businesses to become worse, and the worst-performing businesses to become better, resulting in the ‘triumph’ of his.

Good Enough by natural philosopher Daniel Milo is a more fascinating, wide-ranging, and potentially paradigm-shifting book than you might otherwise think from a quick glance at the title alone.

The book is nothing short of an all-out attack on the more radical versions of Darwinism in both nature and society, arguing instead for a more nuanced and accurate “theory of the good /5(14).

Mediocrity in Business, This book furnishes an excellent illustration of the way in which statistical research. “the regression fallacy is extremely subtle, and it can as easily. The fallacy of Composition rests on an illicit presumption about the relationship between a whole thing and the parts that make it up.

This is an intuitive distinction, between whole and parts: for example, a person can be considered as a whole individual thing; it is made up of lots of parts—hands, feet, brain, lungs, etc., etc. Indeed, the regression fallacy was the seed out of which my permanent income hypothesis grew (Friedmanch.

3, and pp. –02).3 Williamson’s review and the book he reviewed are excellent vehicles for demonstrating the difficulty of rooting out appealing fallacies, precisely because both are of unusually high quality.

It was June ofand Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen and the man whose vocals remain one of the few reasonable arguments for the existence of God, had a serious problem. Queen was about. The Feedback Fallacy March 6, PM Subscribe. that those of us who recoil at the thought of working in a climate of continual judgment are condemned to mediocrity, and that as leaders our ability to look our colleagues squarely in the eye and lay out their faults without blinking is a measure of our integrity.

(The book also.Get this from a library! Fallacies in Education: Why Schools Are Mired in Mediocrity. [Randy K Trani; Robert K Irvine] -- This book argues for a complete reassessment of the ways schools are conceived, organized, operated and managed.

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