Episode 102 Probability & Adaptation with Gad Saad & Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Episode 102

Probability & Adaptation

An Interview with Gad Saad & Nassim Nicholas Taleb

August 30, 2018

In this episode, Haley and Angie introduce a special conversation between Gad Saad and Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS). Gad Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist and Marketing professor at Concordia University and Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a best-selling author, probability researcher and former trader. During their quick and informal conversation, Gad and Nassim share details from their joint presentation at ICCS and share some friendly remarks about each other’s research.    


Show Notes


 Nassim Nicholas Taleb (left) with Gad Saad (right) at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (left) with Gad Saad (right) at the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems

Quotes from this episode:

“What people don’t know is that the ‘p’ value is also a random variable, just like correlation is a random value.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“There is a crisis in science where you have researchers coming up saying ‘you’re doing this wrong’ when their science is a random variable. It’s not science.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The problem is the use of mechanistic techniques in statistics. There is no such thing a standard statistics.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb