Nassim has updated his followers on Facebook regarding his latest work debunking IQ science.
Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails
Real World Preasymptotics, Epistemology, and Applications
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How the correlation of subsections will be lower than the total (in absolute value). With implications for “empirical” research.
Free copy of the paper – https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.05495.pdf
Background : “IQ” is a stale test meant to measure mental capacity but in fact mostly measures extreme unintelligence (learning difficulties), as well as, to a lesser extent, a form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects. It is via negativa not via positiva. It is meant to select exam-takers, paper shufflers, obedient IYIs (intellectuals yet idiots), ill adapted for “real life”.
From Nassim’s Twitter:
So the TECHNICAL INCERTO is online:
VOL1- The Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails
VOL2- Convexity, Risk, and Fragility (in progress)
Link to Tweet: https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1019945258732412928