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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Folta, GMOs, Khaled Asaad, City State, Regression, Before the Folta Affair, was debatable. Today it’s the public’s only protection. Why it’s OK to ‘snoop’ on scientists — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 21, 2015 The New Engl Jour of Medicine is truuuuuuuuuly independent. Great antiBS article: GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August […]

The Importance of Having Skin in the Game | The Art of Manliness

To the skin-withholders above, Taleb adds news editors who choose clicks over credibility, managers who assume minimal accountability, and paper-pushing bureaucrats of all kinds. These societal elites and cosseted desk-jockeys invert the ancient order of honor; they attain status and influence without risk, and substitute cheap talk for action. They accept the upside of their […]


WHEN & WHERE August 27, 2015 5:00pm Bloomberg L.P. 7MPR 731 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 6:15pm Lightning Talks A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only 5 minutes. Several ones will be delivered in a single session by different speakers in quick succession. Emanuel Derman A scientific foundation for both CAPM […]

People rarely mean the same thing when they say “religion”…

People rarely mean the same thing when they say “religion”, nor do they realize that they don’t mean the same thing. For early Jews and Muslims, religion was law. For early Jews it was also tribal; for early Muslims it was universal. For the Romans religion was social events and festivals (law was separate ). […]

Researcher finds himself center of battle over GMOs and corporate support | InsideHigherEd

In case you’re wondering what all the hoopla is about. The Nature article is based on thousands of pages of Folta’s emails, which were recently obtained by the anti-GMO group U.S. Right to Know via an open records request. Although Folta vehemently denies having “close ties” to Monsanto, he readily admits to another detail […]