The Hidden Half: The Unseen Forces That Influence Everything


Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is ‘The Hidden Half’ – those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world.We humans are very clever creatures – but we’re idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result – from GDP figures to medicine – is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world.

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Why does one smoker die of lung most cancers however one other stay to 100? The reply is ‘The Hidden Half’ – these random, unknowable variables that mess up our makes an attempt to grasp the world.We people are very intelligent creatures – however we’re idiots about how intelligent we actually are. On this entertaining and ingenious e-book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world extra comprehensible, we lose sight of how unexplainable it usually is. The end result – from GDP figures to drugs – is that specialists know lots lower than they assume. Full of compelling tales from economics, genetics, enterprise, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an evidence which works in a single enviornment might not work in one other. Entertaining and provocative, it can change the way you view the world.

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