Monday, February 27, 2006

My kind of skeptic ...

Nassim Taleb writes about The Opiates of the Middle Classes. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

"On a personal note," Taleb writes, "I have to admit that I feel more elevated in cathedrals than in stock markets — be it only on aesthetic grounds." Which reminds me that I have throughout most of my life thought that aesthetics is as much of a determinant of truth as any other factor.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, I agree. Sometimes things are lovely enough that if they're not true, they ought to be.