A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

David J. Helfand

We dwell within the info Age, with billions of bytes of information simply swipes away. but how a lot of this can be mis- or perhaps disinformation? loads of it really is, and your seek engine cannot inform the variation. accordingly, an avalanche of incorrect information threatens to crush the discourse we so desperately have to tackle advanced social difficulties resembling weather swap, the foodstuff and water crises, biodiversity cave in, and rising threats to public well-being. This booklet presents an inoculation opposed to the incorrect information epidemic by way of cultivating clinical behavior of brain. somebody can do it―indeed, everybody needs to do it if our species is to outlive in this crowded and finite planet.

This survival advisor provides a vital set of apps for the prefrontal cortex whereas making technological know-how either obtainable and wonderful. it is going to dissolve your worry of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the major ideas of chance, all whereas celebrating the correct use of language and common sense. David Helfand, one in every of our nation's major astronomers and technology educators, has taught medical behavior of brain to generations within the school room, the place he keeps to salary a provocative conflict opposed to sloppy considering and the encroachment of misinformation.

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