Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its ConsequencesPaulos (mathematics, Temple U.) examines many aspects of popular culture, from stock scams and newspaper psychics to diet and medical claims to demonstrate the popular misperceptions resulting from the inability to deal with large numbers, probability, ratios. No bibliography or index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR 
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User Review  MartinBodek  LibraryThingIt's one thing to continue educating myself with book such as these, and make headway towards being fooled less and less by ridiculous statistics and pseudoscience in general. It's another to have it ... Read full review
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User Review  ktnguyen  LibraryThingSimilar to Charles Seife's Proofiness, John Paulos discuss the devasting consequences of how innumeracy  people's inability to comprehend very large numbers  could be. Innumeracy could lead to ... Read full review
Contents
Introduction  3 
Probability and Coincidence  33 
Pseudoscience  66 
Whence Innumeracy?  97 
Statistics TradeOffs and Society  133 
Close  177 
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