[ExI] Theories, medicine, and government

Max More max at maxmore.com
Mon Feb 8 00:23:17 UTC 2010

I liked this quote from Taleb's excellent book:

"A theory is like medicine (or government): often useless, sometimes 
necessary, always self-serving, and on occasion lethal. So it needs 
to be used with care, moderation, and close adult supervision."
-- Taleb, The Black Swan, p. 285.


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