Friday, January 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

Convincing - and confident - disciplines, say, physics, tend to use little statistical backup, while political science and economics, which have never produced anything of note, are full of elaborate statistics and statistical “evidence” (and you know that once you remove the smoke, the evidence is not evidence).

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

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