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Nassim joins Episode 81 of The Beirut Banyan and they discuss the October 17 Revolution and Lebanon’s modern history within the context of complex systems and local structures.
Nassim talks about the current Lebanese economic and political situation (With English Subtitles).
Nassim has updated his followers on Facebook regarding his latest work debunking IQ science.
When someone tells you it was a 10 sigma event, meaning it is 10 standard deviations and it is Gaussian; unless the information came from God, you can reject the Gaussian distribution for that domain. We show the derivations.
This is extracted from my book.
Link to YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szXf0VLuQLg
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”.
Nassim recently spoke at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Incerto, which comprises Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, and Antifragile, is now available on Amazon as a box set.