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Calling Bullsh*t by Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West: Home
This guide accompanies the Spring 2021 Calling Bull Book Club
The library has a print copy and ebook access for unlimited simultaneous users (linked above).
"Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data." (description from publisher's website)
Videos from the authors
Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom discuss their book as part of a lecture series from the University of Washington's iSchool and Center for an Informed Public (September 17, 2020).
"We're drowning in BS, but you can learn how to fight back," Jevin West at TEDxSeattle (March 26, 2018).