A guide to logical thinking and alalysis of data that should be required reading for everyone. Covers somewhat different territory from that first plowed by Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics, but just as insightful.
I'm Trying to see the world with my ears.
.....Nate Silver is the wunderkind who burst onto the scene with his blog that supplied intellectual elbow grease to issues of probability analysis . In his new book he wanders like a modern day Socrates searching for those with true wisdom . And he finds it--among modest , hardworking , humble folks across an array of industries and government institutions . A wonderful read.
a must read to gain perspective on the news and all the claims made by "experts"
too much water. overall this book lacks organization. there would be a single point made and then that point would be supported by an example in baseball, weather or market forecasting for the next 2 hours. as much as I love stories there's way more trivia in this book than it reasonably should allow. points are reiterated *a lot*. everything that the book says could be said and shown in a 20 pages essay.
It is a great book and the data is well laid out.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for some clarity on world events.
The issue is the equations, charts and graphs described in the book. I don't know how you can fix that for an audio book
I love the concept and the introduction of Bayes Theorem
He did a good job
I thought the examples were a little long and over discussed
I plan to return the audiobook and buy a hard copy.