Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes

If there is something in nature you don’t understand, odds are it Nassim Nicholas Taleb Picture Quote

Guilty Quotes, Logic Quotes, Nature Quotes, Understanding Quotes

If there is something in nature you don't understand, odds are it makes sense in a deeper way that is beyond your understanding. So there is a logic to natural things that is much superior to our own. Just as there is a dichotomy in law: 'innocent until proven guilty' as opposed to 'guilty until proven innocent', let me express my rule as follows: what Mother Nature does is rigorous until proven otherwise; what humans and science do is flawed until proven otherwise.

Many people keep deploring the low level of formal education in the Nassim Nicholas Taleb Picture Quote

Ability Quotes, Fail Quotes, Failure Quotes, People Quotes, Realize Quotes

Many people keep deploring the low level of formal education in the United states (as defined by, say, math grades). Yet these fail to realize that the new comes from here and gets imitated elsewhere. And it is not thanks to universities, which obviously claim a lot more credit than their accomplishments warrant. Like Britain in the Industrial Revolution, America's asset is, simply, risk taking and the use of optionality, this remarkable ability to engage in rational forms fo trial and error, with no comparative shame in failing again, starting again, and repeating failure.