Mathematics

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos

Paulos uses numeric wisdom to tear apart the myths and distortions that commonly appear in the daily newspaper. Much of this is basic statistical analysis and much of it is simple common sense combined with a solid backing of numeracy, but even I was surprised to note how many half-truths dot the pages of the news sources that most people trust without question.
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