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ts-something elseIf you can even hear me, SEC, I don’t think I believe in you anymore.

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April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Something Else |

7 Comments »

  1. But if you think it/he/she has ears to hear….

    What’s SEC?

    Comment by TheHobo | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. Securities and Exchance Commision.

    I agree. I used to think that Greenspan was magic. To learn he was the engineer of much of this insanity was absolutely depressing.

    In an increasingly specialized society, we put our trust in “experts” and pray they know what they’re doing. It’s disconcerting to admit that they make mistakes just like the rest of us!!!

    Comment by SeaKat | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Couldn’t they feel that bubble growing? Didn’t they know it was eventually going to pop?

    Comment by Cristal Methodd | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. hehehehehe.

    The definition of expert is: “A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.”

    But people seem to think it means experts know everything and put their trust in them as though they do. But when you look at the definition, you realize that a high degree of skill does not equal “knows everything there is to know” and so built into the definition is the idea that they still have more stuff to learn–they are still prone to mistakes.

    Just less prone than the rest of us. Theoretically.

    However, experts also rely on other experts to build a sort of collective idea of what it means to be an expert–what level of information you have to have and what views you are supposed to have–and that means that a whole community of experts is actually more likely to be wrong than any given individual. Everyone is too busy being worried about losing their “expert” status to actually apply their knowledge and skill in a meaningful way.

    Or maybe I’m just feeling particularly cynical today.

    Comment by TheHobo | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. I’m fairly certain she was referring to the South Eastern Conference, as in College football/basketball.

    Comment by Mae | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. HAAAHAHAHAA!!!

    The best part is that her statement can refer to either SEC!!! 🙂

    Comment by SeaKat | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  7. Forget the SEC . . . let’s talk about SECKS, baby!

    Comment by Helen Skor | April 23, 2009 | Reply


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