Calling Bullsh*t: The art of scepticism in a data-driven world | Author: Carl T. Bergstrom

We think we know bullsh*t when we hear it, but do we? A spotter's guide to bullsh*t in the wild from two brilliantly contrarian scientists!

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.

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 bullsh*t 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 mistruths whenever and wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and explain it to a crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather.

Authors: Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West
Paperback
19.7 x 12.9cm
64 pages



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