By Charles Seife
The bestselling writer of Zero indicates how mathematical incorrect information pervades-and shapes-our day-by-day lives.
in keeping with MSNBC, having a baby makes you silly. you certainly lose IQ issues. Good Morning America has introduced that typical blondes may be extinct inside of 2 hundred years. Pundits expected that there have been greater than one million demonstrators at a tea get together rally in Washington, D.C., even supposing approximately sixty thousand have been there. Numbers have strange powers-they can disarm skeptics, befuddle newshounds, and hoodwink the general public into believing nearly whatever.
"Proofiness," as Charles Seife explains during this eye-opening publication, is the paintings of utilizing natural arithmetic for impure ends, and he reminds readers that undesirable arithmetic has a gloomy facet. it's used to convey down cherished govt officers and to nominate not worthy ones (both Democratic and Republican), to convict the blameless and acquit the responsible, to damage our financial system, and to mend the results of destiny elections. This penetrating examine the intersection of math and society will entice readers of Freakonomics and the books of Malcolm Gladwell.