In a phrase:
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).
It was my engagement (or rather, lack of engagement) with the advocates of EBM that first made me realize that most of the intellectual leaders in modernity are simply unable to understand the issues which they claim to dispute.
These writings summarize my activities in relation to EBM
The term 'over-promoted incompetent' applies to pretty much all of the EBM advocates I came in 'contact' with, either in conversation or in correspondence - although in my judgement the primary leader of the movement was dishonest rather than incompetent.