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Harris, Shermer, Reviews, SKIN IN THE GAME, John Gray, Gini Estimation, Nate Silver, Alexander Bogomolny, Tetlock, Thaler | Twitter

The TIMES has a real review, first one in which the journalist doesn't try to take revenge against author for dissing his profession. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) February 24, 2018 @nntaleb Squid Ink Permalink 4:46 PM – 25 Feb 2018 @nntaleb 3) For some background, BS Vendor Sam Harris called me “insufferable”, […]

Maronites, Flynn, Applebaum, Shamri, Saudi Barbaria, Napoleon, the French, Nate Silver, Sarsour | Twitter

@nntaleb A Greek-Orthodox (me) will give a short lecture about reviving the language of the Maronites in …an Armenian place of worship in NY.   Permalink 7:28 PM – 10 May 2017 @nntaleb Squid ink Permalink 5:36 PM – 10 May 2017 @nntaleb It is easier to fool someone perceived as “intelligent” than a […]

Joseph Justus Scaliger, Nate Silver, Palestinian-Israeli, Macron, Algeria, Nikki Haley, Scientism, Monsanto, Neo-Cons, Patriots | Twitter

@nntaleb His translation   Permalink 3:08 PM – 30 Apr 2017 @nntaleb Joseph Justus Scaliger remains the most erudite man in history. He knew mathematics, Aramaic, Hebrew… He even translated Arabic proverbs   Permalink 3:05 PM – 30 Apr 2017 @nntaleb One thing I can certify: Nate Silver doesn’t know “his” subject. Not probability […]

Boyd Tonkin: US election was a good night for the geeks – and a Tunbridge Wells cleric – The Independent

Which brings us to the celebrated bird whose shadow falls over his book, the “Black Swan”: those extreme, outlier events that defy augury, and which Nassim Nicholas Taleb hunted down in his book of that name. Silver’s Bayesian recipes work best in data-systems where Black Swans can never strike. Indeed, it was notable how, after […]