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A math book? In a way ...,
This review is from: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Vintage) (Paperback)
Predictive Dreams. Parapsychology and ESP. Stock Market Scams. Numerology. Gambling. Chance Encounters. Winners vs Losers.
All of these subjects and more are covered in this eye-opening book. John Allen Paulos shows us that these 'mysteries' are easily solved mathematically; their *absence* would need explaining.
Going deeper than statistics and probabilities, many common misconceptions are explained away using logic, mathematics and common-sense. Very intelligent, often humorous and always right-on-the-money, Paulos' style is unforgettable.
Should you get this book? If you're a free-thinker and like to challenge your mind, the odds are in your favor.