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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific by David J. Helfand

By David J. Helfand

We are living within the info Age, with billions of bytes of knowledge simply swipes away. but how a lot of this can be mis- or perhaps disinformation? loads of it really is, and your seek engine can't inform the variation. hence, an avalanche of incorrect information threatens to weigh down the discourse we so desperately have to handle complicated social difficulties equivalent to weather switch, the foodstuff and water crises, biodiversity cave in, and rising threats to public overall healthiness. This booklet offers an inoculation opposed to the incorrect information epidemic through cultivating medical conduct of brain. an individual can do it--indeed, everybody needs to do it if our species is to outlive in this crowded and finite planet.

This survival advisor offers a necessary set of apps for the prefrontal cortex whereas making technological know-how either obtainable and unique. it's going to dissolve your worry of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the foremost recommendations of likelihood, all whereas celebrating the proper use of language and common sense. David Helfand, one in every of our nation's top astronomers and technological know-how educators, has taught clinical behavior of brain to generations within the lecture room, the place he keeps to salary a provocative conflict opposed to sloppy pondering and the encroachment of incorrect information.

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