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Calling Bullshit

The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
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Calling Bullshit by Jevin D. West
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We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? A spotter's guide to bullshit in the wild from two brilliantly contrarian scientists 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 Washington, 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.

Author Biography

Jevin D. West (Author) Jevin West is a data scientist and Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is Director of the Center for an Informed Public and co-founder of the DataLab. His research focuses on misinformation in science and society. Carl T. Bergstrom (Author) Carl Theodore Bergstrom is a theoretical and evolutionary biologist and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on the flow of information through biological and social networks.
Release date NZ
August 4th, 2020
Pages
336
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Allen Lane
Dimensions
162x240x32
ISBN-13
9780241327234
Product ID
31988988

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