By John Allen Paulos
Why do even well-educated humans comprehend so little approximately arithmetic? And what are the prices of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first released in 1988, argues that our lack of ability to deal rationally with very huge numbers and the chances linked to them leads to misinformed governmental regulations, careworn own judgements, and an elevated susceptibility to pseudoscience of all types. Innumeracy shall we us recognize what we are lacking, and the way we will be able to take care of it.
Sprinkling his dialogue of numbers and percentages with quirky tales and anecdotes, Paulos levels freely over many elements of contemporary existence, from contested elections to activities stats, from inventory scams and newspaper psychics to vitamin and clinical claims, intercourse discrimination, assurance, lotteries, and drug trying out. Readers of Innumeracy will be rewarded with ratings of excellent evidence, a fistful of strong rules, and, most vital, a clearer, extra quantitative means of their world.