The Black Swan guy on what academic papers are really all about – ROFLMAO

… academic papers are made to bore, impress, provide credibility, intimidate even, be presented at meetings, but not to be read, except by suckers (or detractors) or, even worse, graduate students.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“On Robustness and fragility, Deeper Philosophical and Empirical Reflections” – post-script to second edition of The Black Swan

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