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@jacoporomei Squid ink in Italy is squid ink. Ciao a tutti. @nntaleb you know what you’re missing here. ;-) pic.twitter.com/wRNEfR3F2L Permalink 11:54 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@MaxAbrahms It’s crucial for the public to understand how foreign governments pay US-based think tanks to provide most of the expert commentary for the media, leading to factually inaccurate, dangerous foreign policy advocacy.https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/970283411750473728?s=21   Permalink 11:15 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Finalmente! Et complevit libri itinere! No more lecktchurs! Nunc autem scribo a reliquis duobus annis. Ego igitur studere “Probability puzzles” (aenigmata) , legere libros in linguam Latinam, et non et non errare, ut in textu hic. —so I don’t make mistakes as the ones here. Permalink 9:43 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@EmmaRoseHurst Something isn’t quite right about this placement @nntaleb #books #skininthegame pic.twitter.com/KOOvS9QxWA Permalink 7:27 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@CutTheKnotMath Illustrated Sum of Cubes – All in a Plane https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Arithmetic/SumOfCubes.shtml   #FigureThat #math #algebra #arithmetic ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/okZb42fmpQ”>  pic.twitter.com/okZb42fmpQ Permalink 5:59 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@reformthinktank ‘Skin in the game in public services’ – new blog from @AlexJHitchcock after the publication of @nntaleb’s book & its implications of accountability in decision-making for the UK Government: http://bit.ly/2F58mnD   #reform #accountability #decisionmaking ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/CLvC4IFtGD”>  pic.twitter.com/CLvC4IFtGD Permalink 1:45 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Is @AUB_Lebanon bowing to Saudi pressures? If shown to be true, I will be obligated to return my honorary doctorate.https://twitter.com/s_m_marandi/status/969927685089742848   Permalink 6:27 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Revenge book reviews no longer work: journos now have skin in the game. @nntalebhttps://medium.com/incerto/the-controversy-around-skin-in-the-game-6d46416ee47f?source=twitterShare-f138bf5466fe-1520085251   Permalink 5:55 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@paulorrj “The more humans try to be half-gods, the more they become half-monsters.” https://www.facebook.com/nntaleb/posts/10154053650028375  https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/768454761620332544   Permalink 4:20 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@trishankkarthik The courageous Alan Dershowitz: “In 50 years of teaching at Harvard, Stanford, NYU … you name it, I have never met a group of less courageous people in my whole life than tenured … professors.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc86fPirz3A   Permalink 9:41 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@giladmp “If you have an audience and you are not going against something bigger, more powerful than yourself – you are a bullsh*t vendor.” -@nntaleb I have tried really hard to come up with exceptions. I couldn’t find any. Permalink 6:39 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 3) Here is Pinker’s spinning like a BS vendor to answer technical points. Charlatan. pic.twitter.com/k0JfPpQdm2 Permalink 3:23 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Destroy Lobbies. The cancer of democracies.https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/969663633633435653   Permalink 12:05 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@semperfidem2004 @rolandvstewart @UxbEconomist07 @paulrey99 @New_Westphalian @GrahamGords1001 @HadjMDahou must watch. Terrific discussion. Taleb’s short comparison between spread of Wahabi Islam (roughly half way through) nails ithttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/969178720970989568   Permalink 10:23 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb The Biggest Takeaways from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Book “Skin In The Game” – Part Onehttp://www.nuggetsofthought.com/2018/03/02/skin-in-the-game-part-one/   Permalink 7:53 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Actually a very hostile interviewerhttps://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/economist-asks-should-leaders   Permalink 7:35 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Interview with @TheEconomist @annemcelvoyhttps://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/economist-asks-should-leaders   Permalink 7:15 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@gllowin Made my day to hear @nntaleb discuss #skininthegame yesterday. But sir – next time in a gym (deadlifts only), to test body as well as mind? pic.twitter.com/GXAuBVd1b2 Permalink 6:03 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Someone before the lecktchur introduced himself to me as “Ex-Muslim”. So I introduced myself in return as “Ex-Intellectual” (also spelled Ex-Intellecktchual).https://twitter.com/BarbaraFillon/status/969381327513554944   Permalink 5:09 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Policy implications from Skin in the Gamehttps://twitter.com/reformthinktank/status/969504864840675333   Permalink 4:59 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 2) Actually, Steven Pinker @sapinker is MISREPRESENTING the exchange. I merely asked for his email and the chance to discuss something by mail about his MS. He gave it to me and NO discussion of specifics took place. No wonder he has some difficulties with the truth. Permalink 11:39 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Yes, I know it is complicated… pic.twitter.com/kDrBRYsZ7z Permalink 9:25 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb This explains why I went into my library in 2009 & left the circuit.https://www.ft.com/content/0380eb28-1c17-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6   Permalink 8:01 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 2) Announcement: Does anyone know the Haplogroup of the Jandalis of Homs? Do you know any Jandali who did his DNA?https://twitter.com/Grurray/status/969221929847721984   Permalink 6:49 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@thackerpd Corporate funded organizations are actively trying to obscure #FOIA importance and rebrand it as “harassment” In this email, Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project and Rebecca Goldin of STATS work with Keith Kloor to gin up this narrativehttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4391176-Kloor-and-Jon-Entine-and-Rebecca-Goldin-FOIA.html   Permalink 6:45 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb IRONY of History: Where you discover that Alan Dershowitz @AlanDersh and the Hashemites of Mecca and Jordan share a common great…great…grandfather. J1e is the Arab subclade. To get the exact degree we need the subclades/haplotypes. pic.twitter.com/fr0JAVgLja Permalink 6:36 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb More evidence that Pinker @sapinker is a charlatan. I pointed out technical flaw: responds by shifting focus/demonizing the messenger. So far Pinker NEVER answered our querry. He turned down an invitation by the Nobel Foundation to respond. Charlatan! http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/violencenobelsymposium.pdf  https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/969161195885383680   Permalink 6:08 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb A discussion with his Gadness @GadSaad about Skin in the Game. Gad understands costly signaling & ecological rationality & doesn’t dumb down. My best video discussions ever, one of the two best discussions (other coming Monday with @econtalk (econtawk)https://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg   Permalink 3:53 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@chandrarsrikant .@nntaleb on entrepreneurs who ‘cash out’: “This form of entrepreneurship is the equivalent of bringing great-looking and marketable children into the world with the sole aim of selling them at age four” #skininthegame pic.twitter.com/KrIZ3H92n3 Permalink 10:55 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb We now suspect this to be false. Genetics are like paternity tests. Marsa BTW means “harbor” in Phoenician? Ramatuelle-> hill of Godhttps://twitter.com/archeromaion/status/969015011879346176   Permalink 5:12 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb With @GadSaad : One Hebraio-Phoenician debates a Greco-Phoenicianhttps://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg   Permalink 1:02 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 5) Was wondering if Zoe Williams @zoesqwilliams was a lunatic to review a book (Skin in TG, see above) w/0 getting anything right & not realizing she could be caught. Turns out she is indeed a lunatic: she invents facts. Guardian retracted piece below.https://twitter.com/Legatum/status/968849521743720448   Permalink 12:30 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@GadSaad My Chat with @nntaleb (THE SAAD TRUTH_597): https://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg  . Enjoy, share, and consider supporting my efforts via @patreon and/or @paypal. Permalink 9:18 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@GadSaad I just finished my chat with The Merciful Greco-Phoenician Grand Emperor @nntaleb. We could have gone on for another five hours. Get ready. It’s a good one! Permalink 8:10 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@tallcoachcd @nntaleb THE book arrived yesterday and we read the introduction this morning. Then my wife turned the book over and was reading the quotes, and on the back cover: “For my wife and me, Antifragile is an annual read.” Colle from Richmond, Virginia (Twitter) pic.twitter.com/bnV9Y6k0Jw Permalink 6:54 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@turlevnon Rax Ellak Mamnunak bel leğğa l’lebnéniyé yalli ent betxebba Nexna mnekbar fik Malfonô Tawdi Sagi @nntaleb #Skin_in_the_game pic.twitter.com/oovBnr0exS Permalink 5:39 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Which is why I refuse honorary degrees & awards. They give you an award, then they own you.https://twitter.com/thehill/status/968603916924579841   Permalink 7:12 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nisfrome Studied the Talmud for 12 years in Yeshiva but learned more about applying its lessons to the real world in first chapter of @nntaleb #SkinInTheGame pic.twitter.com/MGKJuWuvmL Permalink 4:53 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb My NYU lecktchur today: Lindy effect, use chalk and blackboard. pic.twitter.com/XrRvQ1OTmK Permalink 2:51 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Where I discover via Twitter that I am a confirmed participant at the Complex System Uber-Conference!https://twitter.com/NECSI/status/966716782231916546   Permalink 11:47 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@GadSaad OK folks. Greco-Roman Emperor @nntaleb and I will be chatting tomorrow at 10:00 am EST (taped). It will be one of many short chats (series) that we’ll be holding. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. May Darwin be with me! Permalink 9:40 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb GUESSING GAME: The @FT Book Review above by @johngapper has the following # of errors in reading comprehension: Permalink 9:24 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@IbnKhaldune In the past, it was impossible to fight against bullies who bought ink by the truckload. Twitter has allowed you to now have your own “printing press” and to fight back just as hard. It’s glorious to watch them squirm. Permalink 7:02 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@Praxicle You are the authentic SITG entrepreneur of this generation. Thank you for everything I’ve learned from your books, distilled from courage via action & insight. A big fan of all your work, the only symmetry I can payback is in having taught my kids about SITG and then living it.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/968482939414728704   Permalink 7:01 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 4) I am standing ALONE against half of Fleet Street, with millions or readers, and a vicious mob-lynching mentality, ALONE against an army of journos, and f*** idiot call me a “bully”?https://twitter.com/Real_EdLam/status/968481387333476358   Permalink 5:48 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 3) EERIE: journos making, 11 years later, the SAME mistakes about the same points… Permalink 5:41 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb For instance 11 years from now their comments will still be part of a manual exposing their mistakes for case studies for students in journalism. 11 years ago, this imbecile @EasterbrookG reviewed The Black Swan. pic.twitter.com/oaHtb7yF2J Permalink 5:35 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Journalists are used to people being terrorized by them, particularly those “powerful yet slaves”; they feel entitled to viciously smear those they can smear. They aren’t used to someone defiant & crazy enought to hound them back one by one. One by one, doggedly.https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/968255610293760006   Permalink 5:29 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb This also explains the failure of mean-field in the Selfish Gene derivations: a function of an average is not an average of functions. cc:@yaneerbaryam https://youtu.be/hRwimmE2wEk   via @YouTube Permalink 5:21 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Lkbir ma bi-zaghghér w l zghir ma bi-kabbérhttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/761679663001468929   Permalink 4:38 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Philology, Musing Du jour: Both Ar. Sahar (vigil, wake, evening gathering, moonlighting) and Shahr (month), seem to come from the same Phoenician-Hebrew-Aramaic סהר = Moon, Crescent. Shhr (reputation) could be another root. Is it Persian (شهر => )? pic.twitter.com/8f53uTvVRI Permalink 4:32 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb First kontact with readers…https://twitter.com/JackPhotonics/status/968435895530639361   Permalink 3:38 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@GadSaad Issues that you’d like @nntaleb and I to cover on THE SAAD TRUTH. Go! Permalink 12:34 PM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Henry I Miller has feen fired from Forbes & Project Syndicate (& his articles removed) after the discovery that Monsato was writing his articles. Some sites, s.a. @NRO and @statnews resist firing him. Is it evidence these sites are also Monsanto funded/fronts? Permalink 8:16 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb There is a SEVERE problem with @statnewshttps://twitter.com/garyruskin/status/968149184808329217   Permalink 7:47 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Universalism leads to monoculture. Incompatible with complex systems. Thread.https://twitter.com/normonics/status/968115147754655744   Permalink 7:02 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Ha! SITG making it into policy even BEFORE publikaschion! pic.twitter.com/q6ayagvqQB Permalink 5:50 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb I just published “The Controversy around Skin in the Game”https://medium.com/incerto/the-controversy-around-skin-in-the-game-6d46416ee47f   Permalink 1:57 AM – 26 Feb 2018

Gad Saad, SITG, SaudiBarbaria, Michael Flynn, Christmas in Aleppo, Salafascists, Linda Problem, Arthur De Vany | Twitter

@nntaleb Barack Hussain Obama: Created 10 Tr debt for ~11 m jobs Left us w/0000 more terrorists; he FUNDED AlQaeda. All talk. pic.twitter.com/gOMxDHAEsV Permalink 6:43 PM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb One of the 2 papers debunking measures of inequality https://arxiv.org/pdf/1405.1791.pdf   Permalink 2:52 PM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I just published “Inequality and Skin in the Game”https://medium.com/p/inequality-and-skin-in-the-game-d8f00bc0cb46   Permalink 1:11 PM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Here he is @GadSaad pic.twitter.com/1SlpPpES1G Permalink 12:09 PM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Lengthy deliberation; picked @GadSaad, Lebanese Jew, as representative of the looks of Jesus, well known Galilean.https://medium.com/opacity/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4#.ytdawnhcd   Permalink 12:07 PM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@PetarLalovic Commission is NOT SITG Permalink 9:54 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Never use “contrarian” for this as it indicates an undiscriminating bias ag. prevailing wisdom,not focus on mistakeshttps://twitter.com/PurviRajani/status/813760625084076033   Permalink 7:01 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Inequality & #SkinintheGame, Ergodicity or why Trump’s financial difficulties helped election. Fixed Typos. Thanks! pic.twitter.com/V38h3XtXwi Permalink 6:48 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Inequality and #SkinintheGame, or why Trump’s financial difficulties helped election. For comments. Thanks! pic.twitter.com/5qIqSJUFNJ Permalink 6:33 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb You mean there was a smear campaign agst Flynn because of his moral stand against AlQaeda by anonymous pple like you? @outsh1ned @GenFlynn Permalink 4:17 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@JSuchJ Wealthy is meaningless; use Unwealth: the difference, at any point in time, between what you have and what you would like to have (NNTaleb) Permalink 2:01 AM – 27 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The problem of the “opposition” is that Salafis always take over @CamilleOtrakji (Minority rule)https://medium.com/@nntaleb/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15#.37yn9ribm   Permalink 7:12 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My motto is “Never give crap and never take crap”. Version of the Golden/Silver rules to treat others the way you want to be treated. #SITG Permalink 4:07 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This assumes I am offended. Permalink 3:19 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Whenever someone offends me, I try to push his soul so low that he remembers me forever.https://twitter.com/descartesquotes/status/813511350685007872   Permalink 2:55 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I deleted a retweet bec. 1 of the 2 pictures was suspicious. Everyone here with self respect as a scholar or researcher shd do the same. Permalink 2:20 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@BenDiFrancesco @SEmpiricus @MaxCRoser Pasquale and I are putting a chapter on fake empiricism under fat tails @DrCirillo Permalink 1:45 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This means (as we expected) that SaudiBarbaria ran out of funds to finance AlQaeda & other rebels.https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/813493411449896960   Permalink 1:20 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb BShttps://twitter.com/rodrikdani/status/813485991117914113   Permalink 1:04 PM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb More precisely: every 1/10^-5 rise in crime lowers LE by .0065 of a STD (since STD ~10y). In other words, effect is *invisible* @MaxCRoser Permalink 11:35 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb God Bless You, Michael Flynn @GenFlynn. Turned out that he paid for his opposition to Obama’s support for AlQaeda! pic.twitter.com/vbExFLS8Ko Permalink 11:16 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Christmas in Aleppo: the will to live by a community Obama tried to eradicate. (Removed suspicious earlier pic) pic.twitter.com/nENwYLqVQo Permalink 10:47 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@financequant @nntaleb I have unilaterally established Saint Longinquus as the patron of the clueless #IYI. Permalink 10:36 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb To be polite, Daniel Dennet is not a good person to consult abt what is and what is not science, rigor,& probabilistic inference @Pianomover Permalink 8:50 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Scientism is to science what a Ponzi scheme is to an investment. Permalink 7:33 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb It is 6.5% of a year of LE, Permalink 6:09 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Why I spent 2 years reading 7 lines per month of legal books. Intro to #skininthegame pic.twitter.com/IC1EvIoqWu Permalink 5:27 AM – 26 Dec 2016

@DeadLiftCapital when a moron tries to “explain” Trump’s election with psychobabble. Great fodder for a @nntaleb eviscerationhttp://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-psychological-research-that-helps-explain-the-election   Permalink 4:54 PM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My attempt at the solution. pic.twitter.com/HKphFYrbXc Permalink 12:35 PM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr AlHethail, do you think that because some lowIQ Wahhabi heaps primitive abuse on twitter, I will immediately duck,or convert?@AlhethailMs Permalink 11:42 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The Aleppo victims that the MSM doesn’t discuss. They are tenacious. Respect!https://twitter.com/Nour_Samaha/status/813089678714867712   Permalink 11:38 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb QUIZ DU JOUR: Compute the life expectancy lost between low (1 in 100K ) and high (20 in 100K). Will see through thishttps://twitter.com/MaxCRoser/status/811580087502045184   Permalink 8:51 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb So publisher sending contract for technical book with @DrCirillo (pending subtitle). We need to start working. pic.twitter.com/nJEvoX051p Permalink 8:43 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb How to NEVER engage Salafascists or AlQaeda covert promoters, as they will try to label you so you get ostracized. pic.twitter.com/ba8r5W4NMc Permalink 7:40 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@maxkeiser Christmas in Saudi Arabia? pic.twitter.com/eEWHYib04P Permalink 7:05 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Bullshitter. Where Xtians were minority, there were frequent pogroms. Only Ottomans protected them. See Damascus 1860! @NasserIbnHamad Permalink 6:53 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr Hamad, you need to explain logically why being agst Salafascists is “racist”& “hatred” @NasserIbnHamad not random negative words from dic Permalink 6:32 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr Ibn Hamad you need to go to some civilized place to take a class in logic before tweeting further incoherence. @NasserIbnHamad Permalink 6:25 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Explain *rationally* what is “racist” in exposing Salafis, a religious sect that DISCRIMINATES agt “infidels” & kills them @NasserIbnHamad Permalink 6:20 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb BS: Religious Sunnis are the ones who are biased against the rest of us “kafir”. Shiites sing Christmas carols in churches! @BIZRIOmar Permalink 6:08 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Added the heuristic that people who eat the same food in the Med look alike/have same body language.https://medium.com/opacity/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4#.atcgrpxc7   Permalink 5:44 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Who are you BSing? He respects Issa of the Quran yet calls Christians “infidels” (kuffars) & bans you from exchanging greetings. @BIZRIOmar Permalink 5:17 AM – 25 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Thanks, blushing, but no compliment counts as much as those related to deadlifting/risk taking.https://twitter.com/BulgakovsPilot/status/812856491229188096   Permalink 7:07 PM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Series of instructions by Sunni authority banning Muslims in West from Xmas wishes/symbols. Why not keep them home?https://twitter.com/MohamadAlarefe/status/811265514056060930   Permalink 6:46 PM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I tend to block pple who post BS on twitter. @ArthurShuey @FriedrichHayek Permalink 6:12 PM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I just published “No, Jesus Was not a ‘NonWhite’ Refugee who Would Have Voted for ”https://medium.com/p/no-jesus-was-not-a-nonwhite-refugee-who-would-have-voted-for-43779209eea4   Permalink 3:11 PM – 24 Dec 2016

@michaelmitsakos Lebanese wine, the Incerto, and the impact of highly valuable gifts. Merry Christmas! @nntaleb pic.twitter.com/ZvmaG87D0y Permalink 12:21 PM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Josephus (correction prev was not Ammianus Marc.) pic.twitter.com/J9HWLR0CB9 Permalink 8:07 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Julia Domna, Julia Maesa, Ealagabalus again (Homs) pic.twitter.com/I3l9HpwMgv Permalink 7:41 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb And Zeno, Posidonius, and Ammianus Marcellinus who were Syro-Phoenicians pic.twitter.com/HiImS6rYnb Permalink 7:24 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Here are: Lucian (Syrian), Philip the Arab (who was Syrian, not Arab), Elagabalus (Syrian). BBC=BS @karimbitar pic.twitter.com/0gt4WeNp8R Permalink 7:08 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This is Septimus Severus who was W Semitic. Clearly these imbeciles on BBC don’t know nothing @karimbitar pic.twitter.com/HSK8iOtfAM Permalink 7:03 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This is Caracalla, 100% “Semitic” blood, Father Phoenician mother Syrian from Homs. @karimbitar pic.twitter.com/AeiApv4Rt6 Permalink 6:47 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This is how Hannibal, of W. Semitic stock ~ Jews, 2 c before Jesus looked like @karimbitar (conf by contemp coins) pic.twitter.com/IgdQpRScWx Permalink 6:38 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Centrally, Jesus separated holy from profane. https://medium.com/@nntaleb/we-dont-know-what-we-are-talking-about-when-we-talk-about-religion-3e65e6a3c44e#.rioj1qdpb   @Mcgrooooots @karimbitar Permalink 6:24 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Jesus would not have voted for neocon hawks, Salafi regimes, rent seeking “educated” bureaucrats & state-worshipping IYIs @karimbitar Permalink 5:47 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This is total BS, mixed with Identity Politics Jews were Mediterraneans, looked like Southern Europeans.https://twitter.com/karimbitar/status/812646558164516864   Permalink 5:29 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I meant psycholophasters @JamesPsychol @AndrewPMunro Permalink 5:25 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The philosophasters “proved” that high IQ kids “succeed” by getting PhDs & tenure: a circular def of success. @JamesPsychol @AndrewPMunro Permalink 5:24 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb It didn’t hit the IYI author that if success not “tied to IQ”, that this “IQ” is a wrong measure of intelligence.https://twitter.com/business/status/812487192211755008   Permalink 3:20 AM – 24 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Truths stated to come out of Aleppo. (Syrians speaking in front of camera mix Levantine w/Cl. Ar. Not the Lebanese).https://twitter.com/EHSANI22/status/812297239729160192   Permalink 7:18 PM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 2) Mr Sezgin, in addition to refs & genetics, can’t tell diff betw Turks & Armenians, Kurds,W. Syrian, or Ionian Greeks by looks @MhmtEminS Permalink 2:10 PM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 1) Mr Sezgin, Cavalli-Sforza et al. The History and Geography of Human Genes. Do you have better ref? @MhmtEminS @ektrit @vicmandrake Permalink 2:08 PM – 23 Dec 2016

@MIG29_ Aleppo’s small Catholic minority are preparing the Saint Elias Cathedral for its first Christmas mass in five years By @AFP pic.twitter.com/jnXOyv2RR4 Permalink 1:55 PM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mainstream Media @gpbfinance Permalink 10:19 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb MSM are low IQ to argue ag US-Russian normalization on grounds Putin is”autocratic”. Because China, SaudiBarbaria… pic.twitter.com/ouL4H2EHEt Permalink 10:16 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Copts/Maronites/Armenians bought into a theology because they didn’t want to be Greco-Romans; Iranians didn’t want to be Arabs. @mgpolitis Permalink 10:09 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Dear @KetchumPR, why did you stop smear campaign agst me/posting fakenews/mailing fake letters to NYU [on behalf of Monsanto] early in 2016? Permalink 8:58 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb How dumb do policywonks (this guy & friends) have to be to miss that aphorism is abt Cincinnatus not abt love/hate?https://twitter.com/HumanomicsMap/status/812284206042742784   Permalink 8:11 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb In Ireland, it is ethnic. I suspect the Irish wd have switched to restoration if the English stayed Catholic. @vicmandrake Permalink 8:05 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Many don’t get schisms are ETHNIC: Alawi, Shiite vs Sunni; Coptic, Maronite, Armenian, Syriac vs Greek Orth. The theology is epiphenomenal. Permalink 8:01 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Hilarious: @rcallimachi google translates “Agency” as “port” & “News Agency” as “depth” https://twitter.com/rcallimachi/status/812284387630977024   Permalink 6:41 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Shiites singing christmas carols in a Lebanese church http://go.shr.lc/2hVWwNq   Permalink 6:31 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The rule applies to businesses with skin in the game problems. @jhackIV Permalink 4:55 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@republicofmath #FF for great mathematics @CutTheKnotMath http://www.cut-the-knot.org   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/pHeFpPcM73″>  pic.twitter.com/pHeFpPcM73 Permalink 3:44 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@clairlemon It’s almost like the @washingtonpost want us to believe this guy is the victim pic.twitter.com/KCqms66dZS Permalink 1:23 AM – 23 Dec 2016

@BBassem7 The fact that Ken thinks Saudi is pressing for secular and free Syria is quite amusing https://twitter.com/kenroth/status/660721995810779136   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/qXzHnynKYW”>  pic.twitter.com/qXzHnynKYW Permalink 5:17 PM – 22 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Squid ink pic.twitter.com/749z8LaMma Permalink 5:13 PM – 22 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I give my students in quant-risk class the option to deadlift …https://twitter.com/trishankkarthik/status/812075349043531777   Permalink 3:21 PM – 22 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The best researcher is the one who hates academia, the best politician the one who hates politics, best bureaucrat one who hates bureaucracy Permalink 1:55 PM – 22 Dec 2016

@BBassem7 I will be dedicating this thread to show you how most commentators on Syria have no clue what they are talking about. We start with @KenRoth pic.twitter.com/COlAxDcCK9 Permalink 8:23 AM – 22 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Remember! Terrorist is of same broad Salafi as: AlQaeda aided in Syria by Obama, UK, & MSM SaudiBarbaria Kapish?https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/811919538820411393   Permalink 5:47 AM – 22 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Linda problem means here that the statement doesn’t reveal TheDonald’s preferences rather the distribution of facial hair in population. Permalink 4:44 AM – 22 Dec 2016

@JamesMarsh79 Trump needs to get rates back to 3% and fire every PHD economist on the fed Permalink 7:29 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The answer is 5- Information Theory Permalink 7:19 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb In other words,if among pple Trump likes, there aren’t that many pple w/facial hair, it’s because there aren’t many w/facial hair in biz/gov Permalink 7:11 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Reminder: I block journos who use my handle/clutter my feed @thebamoor @mbaram @_SidVerma @TheStalwart @MarcHochstein @ejenk @MazMHussain Permalink 6:45 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Bingo! Information Theoretic view of things. Permalink 6:33 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This idiot just fell for the Linda Problem. There are not many people in biz & gov with a mustache/beard.https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/811723039113183232   Permalink 5:40 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb INCERTO 1- FBR Noise/Signal 2- TBS Tail events 3- Procrustes – Aphorisms 4- Antifragile – Convexity/Asymmetry 4b- Skin in the Game 5- Guess Permalink 4:28 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Randomhttps://twitter.com/gmax1mum/status/811728929123729408   Permalink 4:25 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The great Arthur De Vany is back; discusses the mechanism of robustness, fragility & aging. https://youtu.be/G92kHgieiKk   via @YouTube Permalink 1:17 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Isn’t the other side also abt dictatorship? @andresbejar3 Permalink 1:12 PM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Imbecile, go give your unsollicited advice to someone else. @VernonGlobal Permalink 10:12 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb You cannot hide some facts for too long. Syria, Aleppo: why did the MSM support Al Qaeda side of the story?https://twitter.com/BenSwann_/status/811413611625283586   Permalink 10:09 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@Tubbyturkey Christmas presents for my credit team @nntaleb pic.twitter.com/aWuYQQMTuu Permalink 9:36 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb That was before deadlifts. Today I would have broken the table. Permalink 9:26 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb How I exploded at economists & Rogoff in 2008https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Km9qo5JyA   Permalink 9:17 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@NIRPUmbrella WATCH: #wednesdaywisdom – @nntaleb He even takes a jab at the #IYI @krogoff to boot. “Tie wearing Harvard economist.” pic.twitter.com/27ULarMksf Permalink 8:13 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Was taught that heuristic 33 ago by FatTonies. “Never hire a well dressed option trader”, DH 1996 #LindyEffecthttps://twitter.com/EmanuelDerman/status/811574580661944320   Permalink 6:54 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Statistics is NOT counting past events; sample mean != true mean. That applies even more to terrorism. @DrCirillo @TedGnuchev Permalink 6:47 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@ynotez @random_walker I think @nntaleb would agree with you :) pic.twitter.com/vUoEfdMZDo Permalink 6:30 AM – 21 Dec 2016

@dannyhakim “The Syngenta statement is not correct.” A look at an agchem company’s reinterpretation of a damaging study.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/business/fact-check-paraquat-weed-killer-parkinsons.html?action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article   Permalink 4:25 AM – 21 Dec 2016