The logic of miracles : making sense of rare, really rare, and impossibly rare events / László Mérő ; translated from the Hungarian by Márton Moldovan ; Translation edited by David Kramer.

We live in a much more turbulent world than we like to think, but the science we use to analyze economic, financial, and statistical events mostly disregards the world's essentially chaotic nature. We need to get used to the idea that wildly improbable events are actually part of the natural or...

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Main Author: Mérő, László (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018]
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART ONE: SECULAR MIRACLES; 1 On the Existence of Miracles; 2 The Mild World and the Wild World; 3 The Source of Miracles: Gödel's Idea; PART TWO: THE MILD WORLD; 4 The Power of the Normal Distribution; 5 The Extremities of Mildovia; 6 The Sources of Equilibrium; PART THREE: THE WILD WORLD; 7 The Mathematics of the Unpredictable; 8 Scale-Invariance; 9 The Levels of Wildness; 10 Life in Wildovia; PART FOUR: PREPARING FOR THE INCONCEIVABLE; 11 Adapting to Wildovia; 12 Antifragility; 13 Convertible Knowledge; Epilogue.
  • NotesBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.