QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX I think it's very easy to laugh at people when you are a so called "specialist or an expert" already established in a domain. But before being that you were a young student who had no idea about what a risk neutral probability or a derivative is. You are not born has a trader or quant, you was taught to be a trader or a quant. At this stage laughter is all that's left, the same guy has been polluting threads for years with incorrect nonsense.He is impervious to contradiction and is arrogant enough to think he knows the field better than anyone else here, while he's ignorant of even the basics.Am I exaggerating? He read something, misunderstood it and decided For me the modern finance looks like a disaster and derivatives field like Haiti earthquake.So he's here to set us all straight you see.All that happened was he got pinned down and was asked for a straight answer to a straight question. As usual he responded with untelligible gibberish.Use the search function and you'll see plenty of examples of people trying to correct him without success.All that happens is he goes quiet only to reappear a few weeks later with another one of his groundbreaking realisations.QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX However, I do not totally disagree with you about List . The guy is too much stubborn, self proud and most of what he is believing as "revolutionnary ideas" are non senses. The guy has to admit he is wrong and has to listen to experts from here as you, bearish, ACD, tinman and all the guys trying to make him understand. Teaching people is very nice, laughing about their ignorance is far much less ...You must get splinters sitting on the fence so often.QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX If really you are pissed about him them simply ignore him. Yeah great idea, if he didn't regularly interject in other threads and derail them with his usual nonsense.Sending mails to famous people is all very well, if you think that's admirable that's up to you.Derman mentions in his book that every physics department in the world has a box where they keep the letters from the various quacks who think physics is 'wrong'.QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchX I'm pretty sure that if he can overcome that, understand what is hedging, then he will be on the road to be a good quant. You're basing this on what exactly? Your years of experience?Like I said before, if you want to think he's some kind of smart mathematician you go right ahead.I've met plenty of mathematicians, from my experience they tend to listen very carefully. He doesn't listen at all.Someone pointed out below some of his writings are from years ago, and none of his opinions have changed since then.I doubt they'll change anytime soon.
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