* Randomness over power of stories (Fooled by Randomness)
* 1% of inputs = 99% of output (Black Swan)
* How to be thrive in uncertainty (Antifragile)
* No opinions without risk of loss (Skin in The Game)
1/ This is a stretch, but it's something I keep coming back to when brilliant (@nntaleb) and popular (@sapinker) collide. The recent @WSJ piece does a brilliant job of highlighting the difference between *Skepticism* and *Enlightenment*.
2/ In the end, @yhazony isn't saying we should shun all "progress", but that we need to move slowly, and locally, to make sure that we don't cause *more* damage in our pursuit of *progress* because we don't fully understand the benefits of traditions.
3/ Reminds me of re-telling of Adam and Eve in @_Daniel_Quinn's Ishmael.
The context: Narrator believes agriculture ushered in a new way of living. It pitted Modern (Agricultural) humans against indigenous peoples.
In effect: The Bible = Story to justify agriculture