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020    9780525509189|q(hardcover|qacid-free paper) 
020    9780593229767|q(international edition|qacid-free paper) 
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092    149.73|bBER 
100 1  Bergstrom, Carl T.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Calling bullshit :|bthe art of skepticism in a data-driven
       world /|cCarl T. Bergstrom & Jevin D. West. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bRandom House,|c[2020] 
300    xvi, 318 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-307) and 
520    "The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it.
       Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is 
       conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates 
       bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a 
       noble act. Based on Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West's 
       popular course at the University of Washington, Calling 
       Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. 
       Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, an 
       information scientist, catalogue bullshit in its many 
       forms, explaining and offering readers the tools to see 
       through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that 
       dominate every realm of our lives. They instruct readers 
       to ask: Who is saying it? How do they know? What do they 
       have to gain by persuading me? Are the numbers or results 
       too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim 
       comparing like with like or apples and oranges? Is it 
       confirming your personal bias? In this lively guide to 
       everything from misleading statistics to "fake news," 
       Bergstrom and West help you recognize bullshit whenever 
       and wherever you encounter it--in data, in conversation, 
       even within yourself--and explain it to your crystal-
       loving aunt or casually racist uncle. Now more than ever, 
       calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning 
       community, whether it be a circle of friends, a network of
       academics, or the citizenry of a nation"--|cProvided by 
650  0 Skepticism. 
700 1  West, Jevin D.|q(Jevin Darwin),|d1977-|eauthor. 
7 holds on first copy returned of 2 copies
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