By Charles Seife
The bestselling writer of Zero exhibits how mathematical incorrect information pervades-and shapes-our day-by-day lives.
in accordance with MSNBC, having a toddler makes you silly. you definitely lose IQ issues. Good Morning America has introduced that traditional blondes can be extinct inside 2 hundred years. Pundits envisioned that there have been greater than one million demonstrators at a tea celebration rally in Washington, D.C., although approximately sixty thousand have been there. Numbers have atypical powers-they can disarm skeptics, befuddle newshounds, and hoodwink the general public into believing virtually whatever.
"Proofiness," as Charles Seife explains during this eye-opening e-book, is the paintings of utilizing natural arithmetic for impure ends, and he reminds readers that undesirable arithmetic has a gloomy part. it truly is used to convey down cherished govt officers and to nominate unfit ones (both Democratic and Republican), to convict the blameless and acquit the to blame, to smash our economic climate, and to mend the results of destiny elections. This penetrating examine the intersection of math and society will attract readers of Freakonomics and the books of Malcolm Gladwell.