# Ebook Epub A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Ä John Allen Paulos – and–rey.us

Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue dWhen my children were young we would watch nature programs on the television together and I would teach then to ask Howo they know that I taught them to expect that the answer would often be a vivid example of how much science can Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, discover oriscern or Ask the Past deduce even from the scantest of clues and via the mostevious paths I also taught them to expect that sometimes the answer would be They on t know or They re guessing or even That s what they want you to think but it isn t actually trueI should have liked A Mathematici I enjoyed this book uite a bit though not this book uite a bit though not much as I enjoyed Paulos earlier Innumeracy He turns phrases beautifully and explains not so obvious mathematical phenomena very clearly For example if you go up against a tennis player with whom you win 40 percent of your points your chances of winning a match are only a pal Dragged a bit on the end but everyone should read this book especially those who struggle with mathematics and basically anyone who is eligible to vote to put statistics into context My only problem with it is that **the tone of the writer to be very condescending towards the lifestyle section of the **tone of the writer seemed to be very condescending towards lifestyle section of the that is often catered to women and entertainment of women This book was written in 1996 and there were 58 billion people in the world It is 2012 and now there are 78 billion people in the world This book was cool because the author went through all the sections of the newspaper starting with the politics which he claims oes not really tell you shit about truth upon headlines to get you to buy the pap. With the same user friendly uirky and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the aily newspap.

Eful and observant now as it was when written An easy recommendation to make A biochemist couldn t uite make it through this book but close enoughThe kind of book that eats like a banana 34 is really the perfect amount then you get full of it I really enjoyed this work The author proves to the reader that math is not about numbers but about thinking and logic Covering a wide range of general examples he brings home the concepts of probability game theory voting poltical territory chaos economic forecasting epidemics markets non linearity logic and the complexity horizon He also brings out the finer points regarding interpretation and use of analytical tools precision re recipes anchoring checking for reasonability small sample size etc Few OF THE CONCEPTS WERE NEW TO the concepts were new to but the presentation is entertaining and some of those concepts are explained better than I have seen For example the Central Limit Theorem the average of a large bunch of measurements follows a normal bell shaped curve even if the individual measurements themselves o not Disappointing I read a small exerpt from this book in a statistics class once and found it enjoyable I thought it would

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**apply to the book on the whole Many sections of involved math well beyond my level**to the book on the whole Many sections of involved math well beyond my level undestanding and others just seemed poorly organized to the point that I had no idea what point the author was making at any given time Too bad will efinitely spur u to be that guy. He takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and emonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them. ,

## review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ John Allen Paulos

,Er ending his explanations with sports and entertainment People get fixated on words like Korupt strikes embezzlement murder When you ivide these events to the amount of people in the world it is almost impossible for these events to truly effect you People are fixated on numbers like 10 is why people so often use a top

*list People want information and facts uick a 10 brings closure uickly On the other hand of true rarity he goes into the smushing statistic Mr Paulos estimates 12 million people are banging every hour Well if the world has increased 25% since this uote today it is 15 million people screwingper hour If there are 24 hours it is 15 million people screwingper hour If there are 24 hours a ay that is 360 million people humping in a ay uestion is how the fuck oes he estimate the amount of Fuck Bottom line this author tells a little about every section and how writers try to reel you in with popular words and numbers that magnetize your brain In closure he brings a good point of the inability to be 100% on anything you hear or read because of*

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***the infinite amount of outcomes occur among the billions in the world while 360 million people on ***infinite amount of outcomes occur among the billions in the world while 360 million people I Look Up To... Michelle Obama don even have their pants on This book as I probably should have realized is largely comprised of Paulos s vague musings When he spends than 2 3 pages on a topic it gets insightful but heoes that far too seldom There are plenty of good nuggets here b A fabulous read highly recommendedI have to say I really enjoy John Allen Paulo s style of writing His wry observations and insights are wonderful to behold on paper The book is somehow timeless it is as us. Er showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every ay From the Senate SATs and sex to crime celebrities and cults. ,