Tag Archives: Nassim Taleb

can we bootstrap our way out of bias?

My previous post on publication bias only touches the surface of our psychological and societal biases. I find publication bias particularly pernicious because it is a phenomenon sitting right at the centre of social science and could be largely avoided if … Continue reading

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state of fear

My current status of a man of leisure with plenty of reading time allows me to indulge. More than a 1000 pages of Michael Crichton in three days. I normally list my reading here, but the last Crichton I read, … Continue reading

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any reason is good enough to share Mr. 42

I just read Daniel Dennet’s Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking. It never seizes to amaze me how limited the universe of my fancies is, how persistent it is, how I time and again return to teenage roots. I know … Continue reading

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