All the data you can eat
Book learnin'

Dodging dung with data

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

I’m vainly holding out hope that physical copies of Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West’s new book, Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World will make it to these southern shores, but will likely give up and order an electronic copy if it takes much longer. It kicks off with the tale of the mantis shrimp which lies to protect itself while moulting, and moves rapidly on to spotting hoaxes in science, business and reporting. Almost certainly destined to become a don’t miss.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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