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Books about uncertainty.

Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes“. Recently, I finished reading a book (the 3rd on the list below) regarding uncertainty in one’s everyday life and how can an individual quantify risks, make sense out of probabilities, and make good predictions about her/his future. I figured out that these books are very much worth reading as one ages, and thus I truly recommend them. Here’s a list of the books:

I found the second book the most exciting of all three mainly because it deals with more everyday life situations and answers questions like “What is the probability of dying while driving your motorcycle on your way to work?” or, “What are the effects of smoking/drinking on one’s average life expectancy?”. I think the second book is a good (interesting) starting point.

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