## 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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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

Probability and Coincidence | 33 |

Pseudoscience | 66 |

Whence Innumeracy? | 97 |

Statistics TradeOffs and Society | 133 |

Close | 177 |

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