"Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Nate Silver on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Nate Silver on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Nate Silver on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Nate Silver on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Nate Silver on William Shakespeare
"I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation."
"When human judgment and big data intersect there are some funny things that happen."
"When you try to predict future E.R.A.'s with past E.R.A.'s, you're making a mistake."
"We're not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information - and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise."
"By playing games you can artificially speed up your learning curve to develop the right kind of thought processes."