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Nassim Nicholas Taleb @nntaleb
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Proper approach: count the rate of these things for @Tesla, compare to other auto-makers, & adjust by other safety statistics.

I can't believe that 18 years after Fooled by Randomness this type of bulls**t is still rampant.

Another rule: Never listen to actors except on acting.
There are 150K-200K car fires per annum. You take one event & an emotional statement of an actress & turn it into a statement about the safety of @Tesla. And this is 2018.

I am blocking any commentator who doesn't get it. In this and other similar situations. Finito.
This idiot @matt_blackwell is a pol "scientist" doing "statistics" & didn't get that news isn't spreading because a minor actress is complaining abt her car being burned, but because @Tesla.
Would the news spread if it were one of the other 180K?
#IYI
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