Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quote

It is now the scientific consensus that our risk-avoidance mechanism is not mediated by the cognitive modules of our brain, but rather by the emotional ones. This may have made us fit for the Pleistocene era. Our risk machinery is designed to run away from tigers; it is not designed for the information-laden modern world.


Quoted in the introduction to "A Talk with Nassim Nicholas Taleb," Edge (April 2004)

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