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According to MSNBC having a child makes you stupid You actually lose IQ points i Good Morning America i has announced that natural blondes will be extinct within two hundred years Pundits estimated that there were more than a million demonstrators at a tea party rally in Washington D C even though roughly sixty thousand were there Numbers have peculiar powers they can disarm skeptics befuddle journalists and hoodwink the public into believing almost anything .

Proofiness as Charles Seife explains in this eye opening book is the art of using pure mathematics for impure ends and he reminds readers that bad mathematics has a dark side It is used to bring down beloved government officials and to appoint undeserving ones both Democratic and Republican to convict the innocent and acquit the guilty to ruin our economy and to fix the outcomes of future elections This penetrating look at the intersection of math and society will appeal to readers of i Freakonomics i and the books of Malcolm Gladwell by Charles Seife

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Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception
Title:Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception
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Number of Pages:271
Category:Non fiction, Science, Mathematics, Politics, Psychology
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Humankind has grappled for millennia with the fundamental questions of the origin and end of the universe it was a focus of ancient religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle Galileo Copernicus Kepler and Newton Today we are at the brink of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe Alpha and Omega is a dispatch from the front lines of the cosmological revolution that is being waged at observatories and laboratories around the world in Europe in America and even in Antarctica where scientists are actually peering into both the cradle of the universe and its grave Scientists including galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers gravity theorists and atom smashers all of whom are on the trail of dark matter dark energy and the growing inhabitants of the particle zoo now know how the universe will end and are on the brink of understanding its beginning Their findings will be among the greatest triumphs of science even towering above the deciphering of the human genome br br This is the book you need to help understand the frequent front page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries It makes cutting edge science both crystal clear and wonderfully exciting, b The bestselling author of i Zero i shows how mathematical misinformation pervades and shapes our daily lives b br br According to MSNBC having a child makes you stupid You actually lose IQ points i Good Morning America i has announced that natural blondes will be extinct within two hundred years Pundits estimated that there were more than a million demonstrators at a tea party rally in Washington D C even though roughly sixty thousand were there Numbers have peculiar powers they can disarm skeptics befuddle journalists and hoodwink the public into believing almost anything br br Proofiness as Charles Seife explains in this eye opening book is the art of using pure mathematics for impure ends and he reminds readers that bad mathematics has a dark side It is used to bring down beloved government officials and to appoint undeserving ones both Democratic and Republican to convict the innocent and acquit the guilty to ruin our economy and to fix the outcomes of future elections This penetrating look at the intersection of math and society will appeal to readers of i Freakonomics i and the books of Malcolm Gladwell, The Babylonians invented it the Greeks banned it the Hindus worshipped it and the Church used it to fend off heretics For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic once harnessed it became the most important tool in mathematics i Zero i follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole Today zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time the quest for the theory of everything Elegant witty and enlightening i Zero i is a compelling look at the strangest number in the universe and one of the greatest paradoxes of human thought, As Charles Seife reveals in this energetic new book information theory once the province of philosophers and linguists has emerged as the crucial science of our time shedding new light on the mysteries of physics the nature of space and time and the creation and destruction of the universe itself With his gift for making cutting edge science accessible and entertaining Seife explains how theorists came to understand that information is not a construct of the mind but a fundamental element of the physical world something that sits inside every living cell and surrounds every black hole in the cosmos It exists like energy even if there is no life to observe it Starting with the breaking of the Enigma code during World War II and building momentum with the computer revolution information theory has taken its place at the forefront of theoretical physics as scientists begin to use it to reconcile the paradoxes of relativity and quantum mechanics that have puzzled theorists since Einstein Lucid and exhilarating Decoding the Universe probes the mind boggling advances that are taking us to the brink of a new understanding of the universe