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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Donnie Darko, and the Meaning of History « Jeremiadus

Anyone interested in my previous essays on Taleb can read them here and here. In this present essay, I would like to shape Taleb’s ideas in relation to two reality vectors – the film Donnie Darko and the concept of “summing over histories” deduced by theoretical physicist Richard Feynman. As I indicate above, a reality […]

Another expression of domain dependence…

Another expression of domain dependence: ask an U.S. citizen if some semi-governmental agency with a great deal of independence (and no interference from Congress) should control the price of cars, morning newspapers, and Malbec wine, its domain of specialty. They would jump in anger, as it appears to violate every principle the country stands for, […]

Diseases, conditions, and descriptions…

Diseases, conditions, and descriptions “discovered” over the past hundred years should be treated as purely invented or the result of diseases of civilization. The same with psychological classifications such as “type A personality”, “left brain”, “passive-aggressive” & other TED-style stereotypes). Actually I would go further: if it is not in Montaigne, it is neofake, neomania, […]

Friends, I am…

Unfortunately missed it. Later in the Facebook thread NNT says he’s going torepost tomorrow, but for now, the links are broken. Friends, I am putting the first few chapters, just to test how easy it is for you to “get into it”. Please report, thanks a million!http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/book1.pdfwww.fooledbyrandomness.com via Friends, I am… | Facebook.

The reason fasting…

The reason fasting in its various forms is not practiced as the best medicine is because industry has not yet managed to make a profit from it. Try to generalize this very, very simple point to other substractive treatments and you will understand what we got ourselves into with modernity. via The reason fasting… | […]