Two aphorisms by Taleb


Metaphysical challenges

“It is a very recent disease to mistake the unobserved for the nonexistent; but some are plagued with the worse disease of mistaking the unobserved for the unobservable.”

“Asking science to explain life and vital matters is equivalent to asking a grammarian to explain poetry.”

From The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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