I think rather than "controversial" the article is better described by "surprising". And Benford's Law and the Harmonic series diverging are the most surprising to me.
"If history is the gauge, then we should be preparing for a record hurricane season in the summer and fall of 2016 . . ."
Long Vanity Fair piece especially interesting for fans of the Man in the White Suit.
"Irrational" is exaggerated. But the article makes an excellent case that many things that make news and that people worry about are low-probability events.
Not that it matters at all to me, but I didn't know you could charge that much to a credit card.
Some good advice.
It's supposed to be especially cold in NC soon.
Related: "The Norwegian Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter".
I haven't personally verified any of these, but the information could be useful with holiday shopping coming up.
One, among many, of the reasons why I could never have gotten a job at a high-tech firm. Example: "How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?"