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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By West, Jevin D.; 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.
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              ISBN 9780241438107
              Released AU 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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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.; 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
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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.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

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              • Pub Date
                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
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              Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
               

              Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

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

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              It's not just fake news. Bullshit is everywhere. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a data-saturated world. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is con...ducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West's popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, an information scientist, catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining and offering readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. They instruct readers to ask: - Who is saying it? - How do they know? - What do they have to gain by persuading me? - Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? - Is the claim comparing like with like or apples and oranges? - Is it confirming your personal bias? In this lively guide to everything from misleading statistics to fake news, Bergstrom and West help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it--in data, in conversation, even within yourself--and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist uncle. Now more than ever, calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning community, whether it be a circle of friends, a network of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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              ISBN 9780525509189
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Random House
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