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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 (Hardback)

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

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The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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ISBN 9780241327234
Released AU 20 Oct 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241327234
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 20 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 149.73
Weight 555g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Skepticism
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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