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  • n. Plural form of nonexpert.


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  • The world is full of 'trained experts' who are in denial regarding logical yet controversial interpretations of the data, and 'nonexperts' with 'common sense' about subjects that the 'experts' choose to ignore.

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • Would-be spectators typically complain that, unlike the more action-packed performances of race horses and show jumpers, dressage talent is difficult to appreciate by nonexperts because the horses all move in a similar fashion.

    Defying Neigh-Sayers, a New Star Hoofs It Onto the World Stage

  • It has so many parts that few nonexperts grasp what it actually is, a formidable PR problem for the White House.

    Health-Law Repeal Hardly a Panacea for CEOs' Concerns

  • His classic article “The Use of Knowledge in Society” is arguably the most important on this fundamental question, and is readily accessible to nonexperts.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does Hayek Belong in High School Economics Classes?

  • But nonexperts, having been told how tightly correlated brain activity and thoughts or feelings are, don't get it.

    Of Voodoo and the Brain

  • The two sister species are not easy for nonexperts to tell apart by appearance, making it difficult to assess the extent of the invasive species problem.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • One would think that experts could make better predictions than nonexperts.

    Tackling Tetlock, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I'm talking not about evanescent bits of conventional wisdom that have shifted but about overarching assumptions that were widely shared across the political spectrum—big things that experts and nonexperts agreed about—until they were proved false.

    The Weekend's Must Reading, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The spelling of Sui remained unchanged from Wade-Giles to Pinyin — even though everyone agrees that nonexperts could intuit the Chinese pronunciation more easily if the name were written the way you wrote it.

    Word Court

  • Yes, and it's very important to point out that while we don't know the purity level of the ricin found in the Las Vegas hotel room, typically the ricin that is processed by nonexperts using these anarchist books and Internet guides is less toxic and requires [greater quantities] to actually kill someone.

    Understanding Ricin


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