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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Was trying to explain the GMO problem to a Hayekian-libertarian…

Was trying to explain the GMO problem to a Hayekian-libertarian: “GMOs are a Soviet-style top-down solution to a bottom-up process”. He got it. — Thanks for attending the lecture I apologize I wasn’t talkative I was distracted/had to make it to the airport through the NY rush hour. — via Was trying to explain the […]

Nassim NicholنTaleb on Twitter: “Friends, if someone finds a mistake in this paper…

@nntaleb Friends, if someone finds a mistake in this paper. Thanks. I am not supposed to show it https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8nhAlfIk3QIUWpCaHkxbVBodk0/view?pli=1 via Nassim NicholنTaleb on Twitter: “Friends, if someone finds a mistake in this paper. Thanks. I am not supposed to show it https://t.co/gZyXLI7nfq”.

Arguing with biologists about risk is exactly like arguing with George W. Bush about algebraic geometry.

Arguing with biologists about risk is exactly like arguing with George W. Bush about algebraic geometry. This is by Mark Buchanan, a physicist. The Trouble With the Genetically Modified Future With GMOs, there’s no way of knowing how bad the worst-case scenario could be. via Arguing with biologists about risk is exactly… – Nassim Nicholas […]

Allometry: How things scale and should scale.

Allometry: How things scale and should scale. A child has much larger head relative to his body than an adult (this even applies to GMO biologists). I am adding this slide to Tuesday’s lecture on scaling and cities. It shows how the relative size of parts scales differently as the unit grows. There is abundant […]

Some excellent news on GMOs. There is evidence that the GMO “shills”…

Some excellent news on GMOs. There is evidence that the GMO “shills” (paid propagandists and lobbyists masquerading as promoters of “scientific awareness”) do not have many hits on their sites. They are truly unpopular. These small gangs can attack GMO opponents, & terrorize and bully some lone scientist all they want. I can see that […]