Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quote of the day

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: 
With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons.

1 comment:

George Pal said...

We had long ago reached peak education. Lawyers now produce more criminals than poverty; scientists more imminent cataclysms than Revelations; doctors more afflictions than pathogens; psychiatrists more crazy than delusions. Close down the schools and every one go picnicking.

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