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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Summary ´ 105 Ï With the same user friendly uirky and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day  From the Senate SATs and sex toWith the same user friendly uirky and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspap. This book was written in 1996 and there were 58 billion people in the world It is 2012 and now there are 78 billion people in the world This book was cool because the author went through all the sections of the newspaper starting with the politics which he claims does not really tell you shit about truth upon headlines to get you to buy the paper ending his explanations with sports and entertainment People get fixated on words like Korupt strikes embezzlement murder When you divide these events to the amount of people in the world it is almost impossible for these events to truly effect you People are fixated on numbers like 10 is why people so often use a top 10 list People want information and facts uick a top 10 brings closure uickly On the other hand of true rarity he goes into the smushing statistic Mr Paulos estimates 12 million people are banging every hour Well if the world has increased 25% since this uote today it is 15 million people screwingper hour If there are 24 hours in a day that is 360 million people humping in a day uestion is how the fuck does he estimate the amount of Fuck Bottom line this author tells a little about every section and how writers try to reel you in with popular words and numbers that magnetize your brain In closure he brings a good point of the inability to be 100% on anything you hear or read because of the infinite amount of outcomes occur among the billions in the world while 360 million people don't even have their pants on

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Er showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day  From the Senate SATs and sex to crime celebrities and cults. This book as I probably should have realized is largely comprised of Paulos's vague musings When he spends than 2 3 pages on a topic it gets insightful but he does that far too seldom There are plenty of good nuggets here but the lazy format just doesn't hold up too many sections of Hey here's an idea that I find moderately interesting but I'm not going to bother digging into itI appreciate why it isn't especially math y but that limits some of his arguments Had he dropped a few of the sections No one can forecast fashion and expanded some of the heavier ones he could have had a Freakonomics before Freakonomics It makes me wonder if his actual bestseller Innumeracy is what I'd have in mind or just wandering

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A Mathematician Reads the NewspaperHe takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them. Dragged a bit on the end but everyone should read this book especially those who struggle with mathematics and basically anyone who is eligible to vote to put statistics into context My only problem with it is that the tone of the writer seemed to be very condescending towards the lifestyle section of the newspaper that is often catered to women and entertainment of women