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Sam Harris Responds

Probably you find yourself as am I, baffled by the recent spat of Twitter hate emanating from NNT towards @SamHarris, @sapinker and many others. The Steven Pinker spat goes back to a 2009 NYT book review by Pinker of Malcolm Gladwell’s “What the Dog Saw”, where Pinker beats up on Gladwell (see also). Taleb, featured […]

Many people are harrassing Malcolm Gladwell…

Many people are harrassing Malcolm Gladwell. Assuming critics are right about the anectodal aspect of his work, many many social “scientists” are much worse, many are dangerously ignorant of the very notion of “evidence” and the validity of statistical claims. And if he who is clueless about statistical inference is clueless about science. This is […]

Malcolm Gladwell on Nassim Taleb Nov. 2009

Another C-Span video interview. This one should be embeddable, but it’s not. The link does, however load directly to the spot in the interview where Malcom Gladwell discusses Nassim Taleb. Q&A with Malcolm Gladwell Nov 30, 2009 C-SPAN | Q&A Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and writer for “The New Yorker” magazine, spoke about his writing […]