Is That A Fact

Author by : Joe Schwarcz
Languange : en
Publisher by : ECW Press
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Description : The bestselling “quackbuster” and “tireless tub-thumper against pseudoscience” fishes for the facts in a flood of misinformation (Maclean’s). Eat this and live to 100. Don’t, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what’s best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz carefully navigates through the storm of misinformation to help us separate fact from folly and shrewdness from foolishness. Are GMOs really harmful? Or could they help developing countries? Which “miracle weight-loss foods” gained popularity through exuberant data dredging? Is BPA dangerous or just a victim of unforgiving media hype? Is organic better? Schwarcz questions the reliability and motives of “experts” in this “easy-to-understand yet critical look at what’s fact and what’s plain nonsense. “Takes its readers through the carnival of pseudoscience, the morass of half-truths and, finally, the relatively safe road of reproducible scientific knowledge. This journey is made all the more enjoyable by Dr. Schwarcz’s surgical use of words and his mastery of public writing . . . [He] can always be counted on to write about the chemistry of the world in a way that is both entertaining and educational.” —Cracked Science “Written with a light touch and refreshing humor, this book provides a solid, authoritative starting point for anyone beginning to look at the world with a skeptical eye and a refresher for those further along that path.” —Library Journal


Is That A Fact Revised Edition

Author by : Mark Battersby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Broadview Press
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Description : We are inundated by scientific and statistical information, but what should we believe? How much should we trust the polls on the latest electoral campaign? When a physician tells us that a diagnosis of cancer is 90% certain or a scientist informs us that recent studies support global warming, what should we conclude? How can we acquire reliable statistical information? Once we have it, how do we evaluate it? Despite the importance of these questions to our lives, many of us have only a vague idea of how to answer them. In this admirably clear and engaging book, Mark Battersby provides a practical guide to thinking critically about scientific and statistical information. The goal of the book is not only to explain how to identify misleading statistical information, but also to give readers the understanding necessary to evaluate and use statistical and statistically based scientific information in their own decision making.


Is That A Fact Second Edition

Author by : Mark Battersby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Broadview Press
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Description : How much should we trust the polls on the latest electoral campaign? When a physician tells us that a diagnosis of cancer is 90% certain or a nutritionist tells us what is healthy to eat, what should we believe? Questions such as these are greatly important, yet many of us have only a vague sense of how to answer them. In Is That a Fact?, Mark Battersby aims not only to explain how to identify misleading statistics and research, but also to give readers the understanding necessary to evaluate and use statistical information in their own decision making. This second edition is revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on weighing risk in personal and public decision making.


Once Upon A Fact

Author by : Carol Jenkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This timely book explores the debate about how best to engage children in the writing of nonfiction and suggests many instructional strategies for K–6 classrooms. Using transcripts and descriptions of children’s actual writing practices, the authors show that children willingly embrace nonfiction writing when the genre is given an important place in the classroom. Drawn from the authors’ classroom-based research study with third graders, this groundbreaking volume: Explores in detail the intertextual patterns that children adopt when writing nonfiction reports. Documents the ways in which peer and teacher influence fuel and direct children’s writing. Identifies four types of nonfiction writers—strategic, experience-only, memory-only, and textbound–—and presents case studies with excerpts from interviews and nonfiction reports. Offers a set of instructional guidelines for supporting and extending expository writing, including sample lessons and curricular activities.


Is That A Fact

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Philosophy Research Archives

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Wings

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Truth And The Absence Of Fact

Author by : Hartry Field
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Hartry Field presents a selection of thirteen essays on a set of related topics at the foundations of philosophy; one essay is previously unpublished, and eight are accompanied by substantial new postscripts.Five of the essays are primarily about truth, meaning, and propositional attitudes, five are primarily about semantic indeterminacy and other kinds of 'factual defectiveness' in our discourse, and three are primarily about issues concerning objectivity, especially in mathematics and in epistemology. The essays on truth, meaning, and the attitudes show a development from a form of correspondence theory of truth and meaning to a more deflationist perspective.The next set of papers argue that a place must be made in semantics for the idea that there are questions about which there is no fact of the matter, and address the difficulties involved in making sense of this, both within a correspondence theory of truth and meaning, and within a deflationary theory. Two papers argue that there are questions in mathematics about which there is no fact of the mattter, and draw out implications of this for the nature of mathematics. And the final paper arguesfor a view of epistemology in which it is not a purely fact-stating enterprise.This influential work by a key figure in contemporary philosophy will reward the attention of any philosopher interested in language, epistemology, or mathematics.


Consciousness

Author by : Frank Jackson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A collection of major philosophical articles on the problem on consciousness.


Mind

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliamentary Debates

Author by : India. Parliament
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Lifespan Of A Fact

Author by : John D'Agata
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : NOW A BROADWAY PLAY STARRING DANIEL RADCLIFFE 'Provocative, maddening and compulsively readable' Maggie Nelson In 2003, American essayist John D'Agata wrote a piece for Harper's about Las Vegas's alarmingly high suicide rate, after a sixteen-year-old boy had thrown himself from the top of the Stratosphere Tower. The article he delivered, 'What Happens There', was rejected by the magazine for inaccuracies. But it was soon picked up by another, who assigned it a fact checker: their fresh-faced intern, and recent Harvard graduate, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment, and beyond the essay's eventual publication in the magazine, was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D'Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. This book includes an early draft of D'Agata's essay, along with D'Agata and Fingal's extensive discussion around the text. The Lifespan of a Fact is a brilliant and eye-opening meditation on the relationship between 'truth' and 'accuracy', and a penetrating conversation about whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other. 'A fascinating and dramatic power struggle over the intriguing question of what nonfiction should, or can, be' Lydia Davis


Omnium Gatherum

Author by : Erik Carlson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Report

Author by : Iowa. State apiarist
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mcelhaney S Trial Notebook

Author by : James W. McElhaney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amer Bar Assn
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Description : "All of the essays ... first appeared in Litigation"--Page viii.


Facts

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Official Gazette

Author by : Philippines
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliamentary Debates

Author by : Zimbabwe. Parliament. House of Assembly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliamentary Series

Author by : Ceylon. Pārlimēntuva. Niyōjita Mantrī Mandalaya
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Apl Congress 73

Author by : Association for Programmed Learning
Languange : en
Publisher by : North-Holland
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Debates

Author by : Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Federal Assembly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Backgrounder

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Congressional Serial Set

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliamentary Debates

Author by : New South Wales. Parliament
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Will Contests

Author by : Eunice L. Ross
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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