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Welcome all to our #SITG Book Review! I will kick this off with a tweetorial attempting to summarize Nassim Taleb’s major books and ideas (and this will be missing lots) and how they might relate to medicine #PennRadBook @RogueRad @anish_koka 1/?
Fooled by Randomness: using Markov models, Taleb elegantly illustrates the unexpectedly large and underappreciated role of chance in finance and in everyday life…
Application to medicine: most medical research is wrong largely due to chance (e.g., multiple testing) underscored by failure of reproducibility of research (e.g., low reproducibility/concordance of observational nutrition studies with randomized trials) - see Ioannidis
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