Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quote

I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust (in its respect for the unknown, the epistemic humility) than the modern post-Enlightenment naïve pseudoscientific autism. Thus my classical values make me advocate the triplet of erudition, elegance, and courage; against modernity's phoniness, nerdiness and philistinism


pp. 107-108 - The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010)

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I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust ...

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I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust ...

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I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust ...

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I have respect for mother nature's methods of robustness (billions of years allow most of what is fragile to break); classical thought is more robust ...