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IQ is largely a pseudoscientific swindle | Medium

Background : “IQ” is a stale test meant to measure mental capacity but in fact mostly measures extreme unintelligence (learning difficulties), as well as, to a lesser extent, a form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects. It is via negativa not via positiva. It is meant to select exam-takers, paper shufflers, obedient IYIs (intellectuals yet […]

Why you should care about the Nate Silver vs. Nassim Taleb Twitter war | Isaac Faber

Why you should care about the Nate Silver vs. Nassim Taleb Twitter war I think, however, this is a great opportunity for a data science professional (or aspiring professional) to dig deeper into what is being said. There are implications on how we choose to model and present our work in a reliable and verifiable […]

What do I mean by Skin in the Game? My Own Version | Medium

When selecting a surgeon for your next brain procedure, should you pick a surgeon who looks like a butcher or one who looks like a surgeon? The logic of skin in the game implies you need to select the one who (while credentialed) looks the least like what you would expect from a surgeon, or, […]

Bitcoin – It may fail but we now know how to do it | Medium

Bitcoin – It may fail but we now know how to do it Which is why Bitcoin is an excellent idea. It fulfills the needs of the complex system, not because it is a cryptocurrency, but precisely because it has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the […]

Quand les chrétiens du Liban ont-ils commencé à parler français ? | Medium

L’idée reçue actuelle (donnée par des « experts » en relations internationales) veut que les chrétiens du Liban se seraient mis à parler français à partir de la période de « colonialisme français » — tout comme les habitants du Maghreb. Mais la France n’a gouverné le Liban que durant deux décennies, suite à la défaite des […]