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Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Video of the NYPL Conversation with Daniel Kahneman

Covered the audio version of this earlier on the blog. The Video of the NYPL Conversation with Daniel Kahneman is posted here (with transcripts). Note this is the 2nd time I’ve posted a link to the recording of a past event. And note that Kahneman figured out who Fat Tony was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMBclvY_EMA via The Video […]

SKIN IN THE GAME. At 7:00 The DEATH OF ALMUTANABBI…

SKIN IN THE GAME. At 7:00 The DEATH OF ALMUTANABBI, page 393 of ANTIFRAGILE Mutanabbi, to his friend who reminded him of his boast (in a poem M claims that he mastered both the sword and the word) :’your words have killed me… now I need to fight them to save my poetry so it […]

For a journalistic mind…

For a journalistic mind, a statement counter to common sense reveals incoherence; for a scientific one, it may uncover insights. [Yesterday’s correspondence with a WSJ editor] via For a journalistic… | Facebook.

The GOLDEN RULE in Isocrates

The GOLDEN RULE in Isocrates, 5th Century BC,Way before both Christianity and Rabbi Hillel.”Do not do to others that which angers you when they do it to you.“ἃ πάσχοντες ὑφ’ ἑτέρων ὀργίζεσθε, ταῦτα τοὺς ἄλλους μὴ ποιεῖτε.http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0144%3Aspeech%3D3%3Asection%3D61 via The GOLDEN RULE in… | Facebook.

Next Tueday (Feb 26), book party…

Next Tueday (Feb 26), book party at the most intellectual bookstore in America (I am inviting; wine will be served). http://site.booksite.com/6665/events/?&list=EVC1&group=current&preview=1 via Next Tueday (Feb… | Facebook.