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Monthly Archives: July 2014

To figure out how well you will do 10 years from now…

To figure out how well you will do 10 years from now relative to someone else, count your enemies, count his, and square the ratio. (Heuristic) via To figure out how well you will do 10… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Our longer & near Our longer & near final version of the Precautionary Principle.final version of the… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Our longer & near final version of the Precautionary Principle. The web is great. We posted our paper and kept improving it just from indirectly answering criticism on twitter by integrating them in the text, and naming BS ones and erroneous reasoning “fallacies” antifragility. Calling something a fallacy such as the potato fallacy, or the […]

Friends, recall that the draft of this paper on hypertension…

Friends, recall that the draft of this paper on hypertension and overmedication by Spyros Makridakis was put for discussion here last year. It looks like the paper benefited from our comments on nonlinearity of ailment to treatment. Hypertension: empirical evidence and implications in 2014 — Makridakis and DiNicolantonio 1 (1)… High blood pressure (HBP) or […]

“Pro-Israel” or “Pro-Palestinian” has an unethical unconditionality.You should say “I am pro-Fairness, pro-Justice”

Nassim N. Taleb ‏@nntaleb Stating “Pro-Israel” or “Pro-Palestinian” has an unethical unconditionality.You should say “I am pro-Fairness, pro-Justice” & revise ad hoc. via Twitter / nntaleb: Stating “Pro-Israel” or ….

QUIZ of the day. Looking for exceptions to a rule.

QUIZ of the day. Looking for exceptions to a rule. People tend to write done according to the script of the religion. Serbians and Croats speak what can still be considered identical languages, but write it in Cyrillic (the Orthodox Serbs) or Latin (the Catholic Croats); You can tell which Slavic population is Catholic (or […]