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on literacy with a nearly 100 year heritage is missing from this bookWhat we see is sadly the familar information literacy with a nearly 100 year heritage is missing from this bookWhat we see is sadly the familar trust me I m a scientist The supposed black box of science is beyond mere citizensThat may be true It may not be true What is clearly true is there are isciplines far beyond the empirical sciences that offer powerful commentary about social media the history of information information literac Most people are good at spotting bullshit from politicians and salesmen after years of long exposure but in the era of big Turned Into a Cherry and Popped Fembot Gender Swap Book 1 data and social media people need bullshitetectors for Bullshit 20 which is likely statistical shenanigans and misleading bullshit Tafsir Al Misbah Pesan Kesan dan Keserasian Al uran Vol 1 detectors for Bullshit 20 which is likely statistical shenanigans and misleading presentation This book sniffs out the techniues of lying with statistics online as well as techniues for going back to original papers when you hear an extraordinary claim on social media about the latest finding Also some rules of thumb like an extraordinary statistic is usually an outlier or mistake Don t jump at the latest eyeball grabbing wondrous news The news isressed up to be wondrous to catch eyeballs Some good hygiene for your bullshit The Fingerboard Workbook detector to keep it functional in weird timesAn interview with the author Brandolini s law which states that the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it explains why there is so much bullshit in the world As Uriel Fanelli put it an idiot can create bullshit than you could ever hope to refute So creating bullshit is easy refuting it is hard And it is precisely this asymmetry that explains why bullshit persists and how it can even grow over time So how can one hope to rid the world of increasing levels of bullshit Since it s easier to create bullshit than to refute it simply refuting each new instance of bullshit seems like a losing battle The better strategy is educational if you can inoculate enough people against falling for bullshit in the first place bullshit never gains enough traction to reuire costly efforts at refutation This in essence is the goal of the book The authors want to immunize you against bullshit with a focus on the uantitative variety While it s relatively easy to identify old school bullshit based on flowery language and empty rhetoric new school bullshit is insidious and sophisticated with its use of statistics charts graphs and scientific sounding claims This is the bullshit that is persuasive harder to refute and ultimatelyangerous The authors first note that while arguments based on statistical and scientific reasoning can appear intimidating there are basic fallacies that one can look out for that Forensic Nursing do not reuire any advanced mathematical ability It is rarely necessary to look into the black box the authors term for complex euations algorithms or scientific processes when the problem with bullshit is often theata that feeds into the black box Recognizing that the Devil Takes His Innocent The Fall of the Four Horsemen data is biased or unrepresentative of the larger population for example is an easy method of spotting bullshit thatoes not reuire any skills in higher mathematics The authors then take the reader on a tour of uantitative fallacies with several examples all explained clearly and with humor The reader will learn how to ifferentiate between correlation and causation spot biased and unrepresentative ata and small sample sizes identify selection biases in samples understand how Dr No James Bond 007 role playing game 35006 data can be manipulated visually and The reader will also learn how to properly evaluate scientific claims and how the anti vaxx movement is based on a single thoroughlyebunked scientific study that massively confuses correlation with causation among many other problems One of my favorite chapters chapter 8 has the authors calling bullshit on arguments that claim that artificial intelligence will take over the world This has always been bullshit and likely always will be as the authors Pour protger Chloe - Cohabitation force (Black Rose) demonstrate the limits of how machines areesigned to think The book ends with a couple summary chapters on how to spot and refute bullshit and also on the Defining Twilight Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT ACT GED and SSAT difference between calling legitimate bullshit and becoming what the authors refer to as a well actually guy Perhaps the most important point of the book is the idea that the goal of calling bullshit is not toemonstrate your intelligence and puff up your ego it s to counter the spread of misinformation in the world and its irect and indirect conseuences Overall I suppose that if the reader has a lot of experience with informal logic and spotting fallacies particularly of a uantitative nature then this book might not offer anything particularly new Although even then the book is filled with interesting updated examples and a ton of polemical humor which makes the book a fun read If on the other hand the reader has limited experience with these concepts this book is a must read as it shows how uantitative bullshit can be spotted and refuted with even the most limited of mathematical ability. Drawing on a eep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled Why Zebras Have Black and White Stripes Why Series data visualizationistinguish between correlation and causation and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshitWe 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 skepticis.
Read & ownload Calling BullshitI can think of few important books to read these ays than this one Yeah some of the material is old hat to me By way of background one of my own books is on Studying Ethnic Minority And Economically Disadvantaged Populations data visualization Beyond that I ve known for years the ways that others contrive graphs andata to further their goals Hello Fox News No bother The authors Fiebre de amor do a fascinating job of synthesizing the problem and offering solutions I m not terribly hopeful that we ll prevent others from generating insane levels of bullshit At least we can t claim that the toolson t exist to mitigate its effects Case in point Fermi estimation is as valuable as everIf I were much younger I love taking the authors course Since I can t I m happy that I read their
Book Instead This Is Such A Timely Book Considering Theinstead This is such a timely book considering the of isinformation that is actively and haphazardly being thrust at us is such a timely book considering the amount of Aşkımız Eski Bir Roman disinformation that is actively and haphazardly being thrust at usay on social media The authors walk the reader through a wide array of bad information biases mis truths and fallacies to help recognize these and how to approach correcting or refuting these It s highly entertaining and informative throughout In the early chapter they point out Brandolini s principle which is The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it Their approaches of education better use of technology and regulation is spot on and it s also a great refresher on statistics and their misuse I m giving this four stars and probably only skipping the fifth because of the pop title which undercuts the seriousness of the topic IMO Logic and Rhetoric have all but Eres un Cabrón de las Ventas: Rompiéndola en las Ventas Otorgando Valor a los Clientes (Spanish Edition) disappeared from educational programs when they were once mandated Misinformationisinformation and the manipulation of information seem pervasive since and I could claim a causal relationship but would I be correct It The Seeker The Host doesn t matter What matters is that one understands whatetermines a causal relationship from a non causal one and without supporting Отчаяние Otchayanie data my statement is just about as valid as what one gets from many usual sources of information Bergeron and West have adapted for this book the material from a college course they taught of the same name of the same name at University of Washington in 1917 More about this can be seen at book reads like a textbook and is both entertaining and informative I found this a refresher for what I had already been taught buton t often enough use but also valuable with new lessons that address ata from recent advances in communication I wish there were epth but there is a bibliography for further reading Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you thereafter save only this that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to Tamara de Lempicka detect when a man is talking rot and that in my view is the main if not sole purpose of education Idealist philosopher John Alexander Smith 1863 1939Spin Fake News Conspiracy theories Lies We areaily confronted with a stinking uagmire of misinformation Wild Texas Blossom disinformation and fact freerivel How o we sort the truth from the lies This is the premise of the timely new book Calling Bullshit The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World Allen LaneRandom House 2020 a book that effectively acts as a field guide to the art of scepticismThe authors are expert guides Carl Bergstrom is a theoretical and evolutionary biologist who researches how information flows through biological and social networks Jevin West is a ata scientist who studies misinformation in science and society Together they teach a popular undergraduate class offered under the same name by the University of WashingtonThis book a istillation of that course presents a mix of amusing anecdotes timely news stories and accessible explanations of scientific and medical ata You o not need to be a professional statistician or some other sort of mathematical wizard nor must you invest weeks into fact checking to see through most nonsense Instead the authors argue assessing the accuracy of a particular claim using basic logic augmented where necessary with information that can be easily retrieved by an online search engine is sufficient to call bullshit The authors point out that creating bullshit is easier and often simpler than speaking the truth That is why BS is accepted as truth Italian softwar All my reviews live at REVIEW Calling Bullshit is a slightly mathy but surprisingly useful book about how to think critically about the information and research we read about in the newsFor you if You ve taken an intro to statistics class and want to learn how ata and studies can be misleadingFULL REVIEWI was pleasantly surprised by Calling Bullshit A lot of big idea nonfiction books should really just be a TED Talk but I Big Mal The High Life and Hard Times of Malcolm Allison Football Legend didn t feel that way about this one And it had some good jokes tooThe mission of the authors of Calling Bullshit is to give people the knowl I was expecting a light funny informational read when I selected this book I should have known better with terms in the blurb like. Bullshit isn't what it used to be Now two science professors give us the tools toismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad Hikmah ketulusan dataIt's increasinglyifficult to know what's true Misinformation isinformation and fake news abound Our media environment has become hyperpartisan Science is conducted by press release Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art We are fairly well euipped to spot the sort of old school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and wea. Expertise in statistics and examples of selection Bias Don T Me Wrong This Don t get me wrong this an incredibly interesting book and there s humor It s and it is DENSE full of graphs and euations and research examples It was over my head at times I had to read small portions at a time and sometimes re read them but it makes a lot of sense to me how we as a society are so easily manipulated by modern bullshit This book covers a lot of ground and raws from many academic fields philosophy social psychology social science statistics biology and language At times I was overwhelmed and upset by the blatant evidence of ways people are tricked by marketing politicians and celebrities Ultimately this is a useful book The authors give us clear
*Explanations And Examples Of How To Wade *and examples of how to wade bullshit By explaining complex principles and showing the Atomik Aztex difference between causation and correlation the authors give the rear tools to use to help navigate today s headlines social media posts and myths Many thanks to NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review As someone who was recently roasted and bullied online as theyid not believe that I am a superspeed reader they even sent me links to articles that state that speed reading is a fallacy and a farceand the language got really bad after that on their side as they blocked incoming messages Yes I read that fast it is an eidetic memory thing that runs in my family but Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls do I remember the book a week later Mostly plot ending etc but I certainlyo no memorize it What kind of world Victoria The ueen An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire do we live in that people bully each other on goodreads Back to business When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you have nothing too while your place of work is closed and you are in COVID19 socialisolation superspeed readers like me can read 250 pageshour so yes I have read the book and many today I have played a zillion games of scrabble Suddenly Expecting done a zillion crosswords and I AM BOREDI reuested and received a temporaryigital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I World leaders 2003 do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews I let themo it as they La nia perdida (Dos amigas 4) (BEST SELLER) do it better than Io Bullshit isn t what it used to be Now two science professors give us the tools to Being Confident dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and badata It s increasingly مفهوم السببية بين المتكلمين والفلاسفة بين الغزالي وابن رشد difficult to know what s true Misinformationisinformation and fake news abound Our media environment has become hyperpartisan Science is conducted by press release Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art We are fairly well euipped to spot the sort of old school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words but most of us on t feel ualified 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 ataYou Kiss and Break Up Magnolia Cove don t need a lot of technical expertise to call out problems withata Are the numbers or results too good or too ramatic to be true Is the claim comparing like with like Is it confirming your personal bias Drawing on a eep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled Revelation of the Holy Grail data visualizationistinguish between correlation and causation and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshitWe 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 scepticismThe book Human(kind) dissects and repackages this subject expertly as every singleay I hear fake news I ستون پنجم did not tell people to inject themselves with Clorox tanning beds are why Ion t have COVID19 etc etc etc This book can help you understand it and work through what you hear and make it make sense for me This is expertly written and explained to the common reader it is scholarly yet totally understandable This would be an excellent book club pick as all of our kids are addicted to their screens and the bullying there and we need some help working through it An excellent book and an excellent readAs always I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant use by ed Social Influencer Millennials BachelorNation survivorsTik Tok and YouTube Millionairesetc on Instagram and Twitter Get a real job people so let s give it I had high hopes for this book It is OK It makes some strong points about uantification and the visualization of Catherine de Medici Renaissance ueen of France data sets But in so many ways it performs the problems it critiues but in the inverseTwo scientists write this book Their commentary on science is welcome But they are attempting to understand social media historical transformations the changes to education and indeed affir. 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