A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific by David J. Helfand

By David J. Helfand

We all swim in a sea of huge information, dangerously prone to the unscientific pondering that now replaces the severe colleges we used to depend upon. We search basic motives the place complexity is needed. yet as we activity to resolve worldwide difficulties of strength, meals, and water shortages, a planetary biodiversity quandary, and rising threats to our public healthiness, the advance of medical behavior of brain turns into much more crucial for our survival. We worry numbers and like neat and easy recommendations to complicated difficulties, yet clinical reasoning performs a vital position in scuffling with incorrect information and is one in all our greatest instruments for assembly the approaching crises of our century. From confronting our worry of quantitative reasoning and demystifying graphs to elucidating the foremost strategies of likelihood and information research and using certain language and common sense, this booklet offers a vital set of apps for the frontal cortex whereas making technology either available and exciting. Who says it should be uninteresting to benefit to imagine like a scientist? Who says just a couple of can do it? now not David Helfand, one in every of our nation’s top astronomers and technology educators. Helfand has taught medical conduct of brain to generations of Columbia college undergraduates, the place he maintains to salary a provocative and priceless conflict opposed to sloppy considering and the encroachment of misinformation.

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