Nate Silver Credits His "Outsider" Status

Posted by Will O'Bryan
November 19, 2012 12:14 PM |

“I’ve always felt like something of an outsider. I’ve always had friends, but I’ve always come from an outside point of view. I think that’s important. If you grow up gay, or in a household that’s agnostic, when most people are religious, then from the get-go, you are saying that there are things that the majority of society believes that I don’t believe.”

Nate Silver, the gay, 34-year old, wunderkind statistician, in a Nov. 17 profile. Silver, author of The Signal and the Noise and founder of The New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog, correctly predicted the 2012 presidential electoral outcome in all 50 states and D.C.  (The Observer, U.K.) 


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