Sense and Nonsense

Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Kevin N. Laland,Gillian R. Brown
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780199586967
Release: 2011-04-07
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book asks whether evolution can help us to understand human behaviour and explores diverse evolutionary methods and arguments. It provides a short, readable introduction to the science behind the works of Dawkins, Dennett, Wilson and Pinker. It is widely used in undergraduate courses around the world.

Market Sense and Nonsense

Market Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Jack D. Schwager
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781118494561
Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how markets work, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is that many revered investment theories and market models are flatly wrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world. Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models, cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefs all combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well as novices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestselling author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards, takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts, money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like so many ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at a time, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions, theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory and practice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investment errors the author has observed over his long and distinguished career in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely held academic precepts, professional money management methodologies, and investment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investment professionals and a highly readable source of information and guidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, and finance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes, covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwager manages the trick of covering material that is pertinent to professionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessible to the layman

Music Sense and Nonsense

Music  Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Alfred Brendel
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1785902679
Release: 2018-08-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive collection of Brendel's award-winning essays and writings, on recording, performance and reflections on life and art.

Sense and Nonsense and the National Curriculum

Sense and Nonsense and the National Curriculum
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Author: Michael Barber,Duncan Graham
Pages: 4
ISBN: 9781136716942
Release: 2013-06-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally written after four years of the National Curriculum, at a time when adjustments and radical changes were being implemented, this book analyses from various points of view what is wrong with the National Curriculum and presents a series of options for putting it right.

Making Sense of Nonsense

Making Sense of Nonsense
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Author: Raymond Moody
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780738763378
Release: 2020-01-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When New York Times bestselling author Raymond Moody began writing about near-death experiences, he noticed that the stories resembled the nonsensical writing of his literary heroes Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Dr. Seuss. In this book, Dr. Moody shares the groundbreaking results of four decades of research into the philosophy of nonsense, revealing new ways to understand and experience life, death, and spirituality. Explore the nuanced feelings that accompany nonsense language, and learn how engaging with nonsense can help you on your spiritual path. Discover how nonsense transcends classical true/false logic, opening the doorway to new spiritual and philosophical breakthroughs. With dozens of examples from literature, comedy, music, and art, this accessible book presents a fascinating new approach to the mysteries of the human spirit.

Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell

Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell
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Author: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9780310254287
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This fascinating, easy-to-read book cuts through the folklore and misinformation about heaven and hell to show what the Bible actually reveals---and doesn't reveal---about them. You might be surprised. You'll definitely be interested. And you'll learn how to accurately understand the Bible so your faith has something solid to stand on.

Genetic Explanations

Genetic Explanations
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Author: Sheldon Krimsky,Jeremy Gruber
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780674067769
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No longer viewed by scientists as the cell’s fixed master molecule, DNA is a dynamic script that is ad-libbed at each stage of development. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning. Genetic Explanations urges us to replace our faith in genetic determinism with scientific knowledge about genetic plasticity and epigenetic inheritance.

Sense and Nonsense in Psychology

Sense and Nonsense in Psychology
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Author: Hans Jurgen Eysenck
Pages: 349
ISBN: OCLC:1068289066
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown

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Sense and Non sense

Sense and Non sense
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Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0810101661
Release: 1964
Editor: Northwestern University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This translation is based upon the revised third edition, issued by Nagel in 1961. English translation c1964 by Northwestern University Press. First published 1964 ny Northwestern University Press."--Title page verso.

Sense and Nonsense of Statistical Inference

Sense and Nonsense of Statistical Inference
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Author: Charmont Wang
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781000148121
Release: 2020-07-25
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume focuses on the abuse of statistical inference in scientific and statistical literature, as well as in a variety of other sources, presenting examples of misused statistics to show that many scientists and statisticians are unaware of, or unwilling to challenge the chaotic state of statistical practices.;The book: provides examples of ubiquitous statistical tests taken from the biomedical and behavioural sciences, economics and the statistical literature; discusses conflicting views of randomization, emphasizing certain aspects of induction and epistemology; reveals fallacious practices in statistical causal inference, stressing the misuse of regression models and time-series analysis as instant formulas to draw causal relationships; treats constructive uses of statistics, such as a modern version of Fisher's puzzle, Bayesian analysis, Shewhart control chart, descriptive statistics, chi-square test, nonlinear modeling, spectral estimation and Markov processes in quality control.

Quantum Sense and Nonsense

Quantum Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Jean Bricmont
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9783319652719
Release: 2017-10-27
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Permeated by the author's delightful humor, this little book explains, with nearly no mathematics, the main conceptual issues associated with quantum mechanics: The issue of determinism. Does quantum mechanics signify the end of a deterministic word-view? The role of the human subject or of the "observer" in science. Since Copernicus, science has increasingly tended to dethrone Man from his formerly held special position in the Universe. But quantum mechanics, with its emphasis on the notion of observation, may once more have given a central role to the human subject. The issue of locality. Does quantum mechanics imply that instantaneous actions at a distance exist in Nature? In these pages the author offers a variety of views and answers - bad as well as good - to these questions. The reader will be both entertained and enlightened by Jean Bricmont's clear and incisive arguments.

Sense and Nonsense in the Office

Sense and Nonsense in the Office
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Author: Lucy Kellaway
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0273645099
Release: 2000
Editor: Financial Times Management

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Rule 1: Management is one of the most difficult jobs going, and is harder now than ever because the challenges are greater. Rule 2: Most people are bad at managing, some are very bad. Hardly anyone can do it well. Rule 3: Good managers need to be both hard and soft, decent and ruthless, good at the big picture and at the small detail. Rule 4: In view of the above, the market for management consultants, trainers, gurus, business schools and business books is expanding, apparently without limit. Rule 5: While most of the management help industry is of dubious value, managers do need the experience and advice of wise outsiders. But to follow that advice blindly - as many companies do - is, of course, idiotic. Rule 6: Any new management technique that comes with a catchphrase is suspect. It almost certainly will not suit the company in question, and even if it does, the management will probably fail to apply it properly. Rule 7: It is hard to teach a middle-aged dog new tricks. People who are rotten communicators do not become better by virtue of having been on a course, or having read a book. Improving and changing is a long, painful slog. Rule 8: People like security. They like to be told what to do. Empowerment and flat structures are over-rated. Rule 9: All work is tedious for much of the time. If everyone accepts this, then so much the better.

Body Sense Body Nonsense

Body Sense  Body Nonsense
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Author: Seymour Simon
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9780486485287
Release: 2012-04
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Investigates the sense and nonsense in twenty-two familiar sayings about the body, such as "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Sense and Nonsense of McLuhan

Sense and Nonsense of McLuhan
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Author: Sidney Finkelstein
Pages: 122
ISBN: UOM:39015073373014
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown

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Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons

Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons
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Author: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman Jr.
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780310298205
Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Are you sure you really know? How do you know? Information on angels and demons is rampant today, but much of it is anything but trustworthy. Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible actually reveals about spiritual beings both good and evil. Learn about• the fascinating history of “angelology”• what an angel is—and isn’t• what angels do and why• what angels may look like at the rare times when they appear• the “Angel of the Lord”: when an angel is more than an angel• the devil and his angels• the origins of Satan: what the Bible really says

Sense and Nonsense About Crime Drugs and Communities

Sense and Nonsense About Crime  Drugs  and Communities
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Author: Samuel Walker
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1285459024
Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Number Sense and Nonsense

Number Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Claudia Zaslavsky
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781883052805
Release: 2001-07
Editor: Chicago Review Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than eighty math activities and number games help kids to think intuitively about math, emphasizing the underlying relationships between numbers and the process of manipulating them and covering such topics as estimation, prime numbers, fractions, and more. Original.

Number Sense and Number Nonsense

Number Sense and Number Nonsense
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Author: Nancy Krasa,Sara Shunkwiler
Pages: 227
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132196192
Release: 2009
Editor: Brookes Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Short and highly accessible book that guides readers in recommending evaluation and testing for math learning disabilities.

Science Sense and Nonsense

Science  Sense and Nonsense
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Author: John Lighton Synge
Pages: 156
ISBN: UOM:39015030980562
Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown

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Do You Believe in Magic

Do You Believe in Magic
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Author: Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062223005
Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Do You Believe in Magic?, medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy—alternative or traditional—should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners. An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”