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Naive empiricism, terrorism & Ebola

Published on Feb 14, 2017 How “evidence” about the risk of terrorism as shown in the NYT and by BS vending journos makes no sense statistically. Explains the difference between classes using principles of Extreme Value Theory EVT without any math.

Nassim Taleb Educates a Quant

Now you all know I’m a Taleb super-fan, but this video is excellent and hilarious. It’s not going to mean much to the general public, but to those of us following the argument it’s genius. Would love to watch NNT’s face as he saw it for the first time. I like to think that he’d get a few laughs out of it as well, but who knows?