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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Popperian Science, Mimi Sheraton, Academic Freedom, Trump

The death of Popperian Science. Culprits: Media and Science Journos. pic.twitter.com/b9G5BZXE02 — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) July 31, 2015 Discussing longevity (#lindyeffect) w/@mimisheraton food critic for 65 y. Review of her book. http://t.co/E5xRee1TiC pic.twitter.com/jdhEnnBnsa — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) July 31, 2015 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List (Paperback) Was asked to define academic […]

Intuition – Marvels and Flaws. Daniel Kahneman, Nassim Taleb, Gillian Tett

Not sure when this happened though it was published 4/29/15.   Published on Apr 29, 2015 An excellent talk on intuition, instincts and their consequences in decision making featuring Daniel Kahneman, Nassim Taleb, Gillian Tett. Dr. Daniel Kahneman Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work on decision-making and “Judgment under Uncertainty.” Currently a […]

The Mathiness of Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Certainly, mathematics is a powerful tool for gaining insight into the natural world, but Taleb’s “Precautionary Principle” is no Principia Mathematica. It would be overly generous to call it a mathematical argument; “The Precautionary Principle” would be more accurately described as mathiness1. Rather than set out a rigorous argument, it uses things that feel like […]

Third Wives, Trump, Dark Act, Traders,

An excellent estmator of net worth is the difference in age between a man and his third wife. — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) July 28, 2015 Those who didn't see the possibility of Trump leading with big margin are now predicting that he will go away. 2nd order failure #blackswan — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) July 26, 2015 Advocates […]

ANTIFRAGILE 2016 – the 3rd International Workshop on Computational Antifragility and Antifragile Engineering

May 23-26, 2016, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain The main topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to: Conceptual frameworks for antifragile systems, ambients, and behaviours; Dependability, resilience, and antifragile requirements and open issues; Design principles, models, and techniques for realizing antifragile systems and behaviours; Frameworks and techniques enabling resilient and […]