By David J. Helfand
We are living within the details 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's, and your seek engine can't inform the adaptation. accordingly, an avalanche of incorrect information threatens to weigh down the discourse we so desperately have to handle advanced social difficulties resembling weather switch, the meals and water crises, biodiversity cave in, and rising threats to public future health. This booklet offers an inoculation opposed to the incorrect information epidemic through cultivating medical 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 an important set of apps for the prefrontal cortex whereas making technological know-how either obtainable and enjoyable. it is going to dissolve your worry of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the foremost thoughts of chance, all whereas celebrating the perfect use of language and common sense. David Helfand, one in every of our nation's top astronomers and technological know-how educators, has taught medical conduct 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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