Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nate Silver and Kant and You

HT Graham Harman. This piece just came out trying desperately to excoriate Silver. This is what I just wrote Graham about it:

Haha the piece is called "A Critique of Nate Silver's Pure Reason."
And in a way that's the point isn't it? I talk often about how climate denialists are also in denial about how causality is after Hume and Kant on the side of phenomena, or sensual objects as we say. That causality is thus profoundly statistical. That Nate's percentage points and global warming science probabilities are much BETTER than what seem now to be what they are--the blind factoids of blowhards.

1 comment:

noel said...

But Nate Silver did not do a good job on climate science. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-e-mann/nate-silver-climate-change_b_1909482.html