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Stewart Brand, Stony Brook, Arnold Kling, Zika, GMOs, Mean Deviation, Ahiqar, Fat Tony, The Next Subprime

@nntaleb GMO: @stewartbrand & @mark_lynas are sub-clueless about risk, science… Our latest @mosicr https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/Precautionary%20Principle%20Papers.pdf ┬ápic.twitter.com/qUIvEc2RJD Permalink 6:19 PM – 14 Apr 2016 @nntaleb “With animals you make up quality w/quantity; a good human is superior to a thousand” @GhassanDahhan #minorityrulepic.twitter.com/8C0QmlV1hs Permalink 6:11 PM – 14 Apr 2016 @nntaleb – “Mr T., can you read an […]

GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway | Reason.com

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/700813395612676096 Biotech Crops and the Alleged Risk of Human Extinction Taleb and his colleagues want to impose their supposedly non-naive version of the precautionary principle to forestall activities when “consequences can involve total irreversible ruin, such as the extinction of human beings or all life on the planet.” And GMOs, they feel, could result in […]

Fat Tony, BS Vendors, Class Warfare, Cronyism, Dakhilak, Peter Frankopan, GMOs | Twitter

@nntaleb Fat Tony, how can I be less unsuccesful? -have no prsonl assstnt/sectry -But then I can’t schedule meetings, answer mail -That’s the point. Permalink 6:51 PM – 14 Feb 2016 @nntaleb No worries: the courage & military prowess of the prediabetic pple of SaudiBarbaria limits to terrorism: just unarmed civilians as in Sept11 Permalink […]

BS Vendors, Dostoyevsky, Auguste Comte, Nobel Foundation, Bill Gates, GMOs, Penrose – The Road To Reality,

nntaleb Typical initial resistance on the part of Israel/Iran in realizing they will end up fighting on the same side. https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/692701879801888768 http://www.twitter.com/nntaleb/status/692705220145512448 5:46 AM – 28 Jan 2016 nntaleb 7) Saw in a flash why to get “honest” function for fattailed CDF you needed alpha exponent in N but not Fourier tr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_distribution http://www.twitter.com/nntaleb/status/692650762514493440 2:09 […]

Fortune Cookie Science, SITG, Richard Dawkins, 2016, Squid Ink, Minority Rule

FORTUNE-COOKIE SCIENCE (Facebook), definition: an understanding of science, probability & rationality obtained via slogans of the type found in Chinese restaurants’ fortune cookies, particularly easy to spread on the web. The other night at a party. (Facebook) “How do your books differ from those of [X]?”. Me: “I don’t know I don’t often read contemporary […]