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"Part Two: We Just Can't Predict, a chapter about epistemic arrogance, was my favorite the first time around. It's my favorite right now too." 21 hours, 8 min ago

 
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Brian is on page 145 of 400 of The Black Swan: Part Two: We Just Can't Predict, a chapter about epistemic arrogance, was my favorite the first time around. It's my favorite right now too.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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Dante's Vita Nuova Together with the Version of Dante Gabriel by Dante Alighieri
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I read the poem itself and the introduction. I skipped the notes and appendices. My aim here was to do just a preliminary reading. Figure I'll learn enough about the poem in subsequent, guided readings in the Dante MOOC I'm taking right now.

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
In His Own Write by John Lennon
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“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
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