Quotes by: Nate Silver

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To the extent that you can find ways where you're making predictions, there's no substitute for testing yourself on real-world situations that you don't know the answer to in advance.
Nate Silver
The thing that people associate with expertise, authoritativeness, kind of with a capital 'A,' don't correlate very well with who's actually good at making predictions.
Nate Silver
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.
Nate Silver
I think there's space in the market for a half-dozen kind of polling analysts.
Nate Silver
On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves.
Nate Silver
People gravitate toward information that implies a happier outlook for them.
Nate Silver
We want to get 80%-85% of predictions right, not 100%. Or else we calibrated our estimates in the wrong way.
Nate Silver
By playing games you can artificially speed up your learning curve to develop the right kind of thought processes.
Nate Silver
In baseball you have terrific data and you can be a lot more creative with it.
Nate Silver
When you get into statistical analysis, you don't really expect to achieve fame. Or to become an Internet meme. Or be parodied by 'The Onion' - or be the subject of a cartoon in 'The New Yorker.' I guess I'm kind of an outlier there.
Nate Silver
The key to making a good forecast is not in limiting yourself to quantitative information.
Nate Silver
If you have reason to think that yesterday's forecast went wrong, there is no glory in sticking to it.
Nate Silver
I prefer more to kind of show people different things than tell them 'oh, here's what you should believe' and, over time, you can build up a rapport with your audience.
Nate Silver
I don't play fantasy baseball anymore now because it's too much work, and I feel like I have to hold myself up to such a high standard. I'm pretty serious about my fantasy football, though.
Nate Silver
I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation.
Nate Silver
A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.
Nate Silver
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