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Non-fiction book group: Factfulness

Date:
March 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freethought Library
1507 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, tx 78756 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry – Austin

Description:

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.