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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
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Kristoffer Stokkeland (kristofferst) | 159 comments Mod
Post your questions, comments and outrages here to share and discuss with other members. Happy reading!


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 21 comments Am now around 25% of the way through this. Some of it is very readable, and he gets the concepts across in a reasonable way, other parts descend into jargon sometimes.


Skeetor I agree with Paul, it is a little heavy on math at times but the author demonstrates well how you shouldn't take given numbers at their "face value"--you have to look at how they were derived.


message 4: by Ray (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ray Zimmerman Only got into part 2. I am setting it aside for a while.


Andree Sanborn (meeyauw) It's been disappointing so far for me. Nothing new at all. Hopefully at least one nugget will come forth.


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 21 comments Some of it isn't very readable either. Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics is a much better book


Andree Sanborn (meeyauw) Paul wrote: "Some of it isn't very readable either. Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics is a much better book"

I'm chuckling. I like how, after the description explains that the book is about algebra, logs, etc., it adds "It also explains the strategy of how best to gamble in a casino."


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 21 comments Finished it a few days ago. There were some good parts in it, in particular the way of addressing a three way vote in political systems, by generally was not that impressed. Review here


Andree Sanborn (meeyauw) I had that 3 way vote in a post grad discrete math class a long time ago. I don't know if I'll be finishing this.


message 10: by Steven (new)

Steven I tried to read this month's book but had to give it up. It became painful to turn the pages knowing more dense prose was coming at me.


message 11: by Steven (new)

Steven I tried to read this month's book but had to give it up. It became painful to turn the pages knowing more dense prose was coming at me.


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