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The UK’s Coronavirus Policy / Corporate Socialism

The UK’s coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn’t  (The Guardian) Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam Wed 25 Mar 2020 Our research did not use any complicated model with a vast number of variables, no more than someone watching an avalanche heading in their direction calls for complicated statistical models to see if they […]

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The insidious racism of Mary Beard and the “diversity” operators Medium @nntaleb A sample of the fights between instructors   Permalink 10:19 AM – 3 Sep 2019 @nntaleb Scholarships are open for the Oct 28 session, RWRI 12   PS @VergilDen is an instructor.   Permalink 10:17 AM – 3 Sep 2019 @NClibbens […]

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, […]