Calling Bullshit
  • Author : Carl T. Bergstrom
  • Release Date : 04 August 2020
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525509196
  • Total Download : 298
  • File Size : 50,8 Mb
Ratings: 4
From 3 Voters
DOWNLOAD

Calling Bullshit eBook PDF Summary

Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. “A modern classic . . . a straight-talking survival guide to the mean streets of a dying democracy and a global pandemic.”—Wired Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don’t need a lot of technical expertise to call out problems with data. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology, Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshit. We have always needed people who call bullshit when necessary, whether within a circle of friends, a community of scholars, or the citizenry of a nation. Now that bullshit has evolved, we need to relearn the art of skepticism.

Disclaimer: BookTaks does not own Calling Bullshit books pdf, neither created nor scanned. We just provide the link that is already available on the internet, public domain and in Google Drive. If any way it violates the law or has any issues, then kindly mail us via contact us page to request the removal of the link.

Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit

Author : Carl T. Bergstrom,Jevin D. West
Publisher : Random House
Total Download : 423
File Size : 55,9 Mb
DOWNLOAD
Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit

Author : Carl T. Bergstrom,Jevin D. West
Publisher : Random House
Total Download : 517
File Size : 49,8 Mb
DOWNLOAD
Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit

Author : Jevin D. West,Carl T. Bergstrom
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Download : 203
File Size : 41,8 Mb
DOWNLOAD
Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

Author : David Graeber
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Total Download : 568
File Size : 47,7 Mb
DOWNLOAD
On Bullshit

On Bullshit

Author : Harry G. Frankfurt
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Download : 179
File Size : 45,6 Mb
DOWNLOAD
Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit

Author : Carl T. Bergstrom,Jevin D. West
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Download : 746
File Size : 50,5 Mb
DOWNLOAD
Bullshit

Bullshit

Author : Mark Peters Phd
Publisher : Crown
Total Download : 835
File Size : 54,9 Mb
DOWNLOAD