I learned a new term over the weekend that has already made it into everyday use – Fractal Wrongness or Fractal Stupidity. In two words, it elegantly sums up what is wrong with an argument or idea. Unfortunately, it is a term that I think many people can relate to.
Fractal wrongness is the state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person’s worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person’s worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.