Calling Out Bad Science and Junk Data
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Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it.
Based on their popular course at the University of Washington, Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives.
Through six rules of thumb, they help us to recognize when numbers are being manipulated, to cut through the crap wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and learn how to give the real facts to a crystal-loving friend or climate change denier uncle.
Find out more about the book here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Calling-Bullshit-Scepticism-Data-Driven-World/dp/0241327237#:~:text=Calling%20Bullshit%3A%20The%20Art%20of,Carl%20T.%3A%209780241327234%3A%20Books
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