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Intellectual arrogance is a set of characteristics that tends to blind an otherwise intelligence person to recognizing the truth. These include:

  • a lack of logical rigor, resorting instead to preconceived notions or what one thinks he learned in school
  • a double standard to avoid admitting personal error, particularly an intellectual mistake
  • a lack of humility like Isaac Newton's declaration that he understood very little

Intellectual arrogance leads to mistaken conclusions.