Archive for October 18th, 2011

We do not spontaneously learn that we don’t learn that we don’t learn.  The problem lies in the structure of our minds:  we don’t learn rules, just facts, and only facts.  Metarules (such as the rule that we have a tendency to not to learn rules) we don’t seem to be good at getting.  We scorn the abstract;  we scorn it with passion.
      —    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
From his book:  “The Black Swan
On This Day In:
2021 Creation Without Reservation
From The Tiniest Embers
2020 Listening To The Trees
Your Mind’s Made Up?
2019 In Silence
Not Much Light Here
2018 A Gift
2017 Unless You Genuinely Are Small
2016 B1
2015 Five Things
2014 Have Faith
2013 Found In A Mine
2012 Two-Sided Coin
2011 Passionately Scorned Rules

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