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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
  

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Paperback)

By West, Jevin D.
By Bergstrom, Carl T.

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    6 May 21

The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on a popular course at the University of Washing...ton, Calling Bullshit gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and statistician Jevin West show that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of researchers, or the citizens of a nation. Through six rules of thumb, they help us recognize bullshit whenever and wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and explain it to a crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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ISBN 9780141987057
Released AU 6 May 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 May 2021

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ISBN-13 9780141987057
Stock Release date is 6 May 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 May 2021
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 6 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By West, Jevin D.
By Bergstrom, Carl T.
Category Data Analysis: General
Research Methods: General
Probability & Statistics
Popular Science
Human-Computer Interaction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 149.73
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Skepticism
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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