“The narrative fallacy addresses our limited ability to look at sequences of facts without weaving an explanation into them, or, equivalently, forcing a logical link, an arrow of relationship, upon them. Explanations bind facts together. They make them all the more easily remembered; they help them make more sense. Where this propensity can go wrong is when it increases our impression of understanding.”

in Epistemology, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Writers

-Nassim Nicholas TalebThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (New York: Random House, 2007), pp.63-4.

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