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A 3 sentence rebuttal of a >2000 words piece by Pinker.

A 3 sentence rebuttal of a >2000 words piece by Pinker.
http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/pinkerrebuttal.pdf

And the 3 sentences:

Pinker’s Rebuttal of My Note
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Pinker has written a rebuttal (ad hominem blather, if he had a point he would have written something 13 of my comment, not 3 x the words). He
still does not understand the difference between probability and expectation (drop in observed volatility/fluctualtion ¹≠ drop in risk) or the incompatibility of his claims with his acceptance of fat tails (he does not understand asymmetries from his posts on FB and private correspon- dence). Yet it was Pinker who said “what is the actual risk for any individual? It is approaching zero”.

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