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The only noteworthy correction I made in the 1900 pages of the INCERTO

The only noteworthy correction I made in the 1900 pages of the INCERTO, written over 18 years, which should come out as single unit:
“To Benoit Mandelbrot, a Greek among Romans” [The Black Swan, 2007]
to
“To Benoit Mandelbrot, a Roman among Greeks”

As I came to realize that the Romans were noBS FatTonies; they resented grand theories and favored prudent and progressive tinkering. Much of what they built, from constitution, to Roman law, to bridges, to low income housing, to their literature, to their imperial administration (still around in the structure of the Catholic church), have survived 2000 years.

Nothing else of substance was changed.

via: Facebook

Lindy Effect, GMOs, Shills, Solar Energy, Pope Francis |Twitter @nntaleb

NNT has been VERY busy on Twitter lately. This is just a sampling from the last few days. Usually but not always, I select Tweets that include links to additional information.

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/631789212686094336

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/631475970847940608

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/631469357667893248

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/631226823326633984

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/630857997359648769

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/630767097023471616

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/630758660751421440

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/630748570228908032

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/630380237533151232

ANSWER: Every loss of crop raises total ruin 100 fold. Halving crops raises total ruin by 100 quintillion 10^20 (assuming independence).

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 13, 2015
@nntaleb you will like this onion article on GMOs http://t.co/1m2TtHFTqG

— Ben Hayes (@benhayesnyc) August 12, 2015
Relgious heuristics have played in role in intergenerational risk management http://t.co/FFY7OTbe8c @Streitapfel

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 12, 2015
The pope is reciting a version of our Precautionary Pple: Pope Francis Joins Battle Against Transgenic Crops http://t.co/Z9LsDsZdog

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 12, 2015
Additional aphorisms added to INCERTO https://t.co/NNpAtYK9N5

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 11, 2015
Deep down,thrilled to see political established annihilated by Trump whom I can’t stand. Prefer stupiddemocracy to fakedemocracy @ianbremmer

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 10, 2015
The value of solar energy is in the optionality: raw material is free AND doesn’t change in price, with no of negative optionality (waste).

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 10, 2015
A new scholarly article on the fake “consensus” on GMOs and the travesty of science by corporate interests. (Gated) http://t.co/PqEDT5U3dr

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 10, 2015
We are witnessing the prostitution of science: Like Monsanto, Coca-Cola Funds Shills to Distort Science. http://t.co/U5bMx7mwRF

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 10, 2015
Wrong to evaluate a statistical concept (unconditional life expectancy) from (conditional) exceptions. #LindyEffect https://t.co/cUQvM72ANx

— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 9, 2015

School is about dealing with certainties. Life is about the ability to handle the maximal amount of uncertainty.

by default 2015-04-23 at 11.32.14 AM

Summarizing the INCERTO. School is about dealing with certainties. Life is about the ability to handle the maximal amount of uncertainty.

via Nassim NicholنTaleb on Twitter: “Summarizing the INCERTO. School is about dealing with certainties. Life is about the ability to handle the maximal amount of uncertainty.”.