Hilarious. I look forward to Mr. Goldberg's comedy career. Never have I seen such skill, such adroit manipulation of words to provoke humor, or even outright guffaws.
"What interests me is the way people talk about math as if it's divinely prophetic. It's as if they subscribe to a religion that simply apes the terminology of science."
I'm still laughing at that one. The humor lies in the juxtaposition of reality (math is prophetic, that why it's called probability) with wishful thinking (religion cannot ape the terminology of science, it can only slander, abuse, and misappropriate it). Comedy platinum!
How many times is Nate Silver going to have to be almost completely before you just quit bothering to try justifying being wrong?