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

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