Denning , Trade Paperback. Author: Peter J. Binding: Paperback Language: english. A few decades into the digital era, scientists discovered that thinking in terms of computation made possible an entirely new way of organizing scientific investigation; eventually, every field had a computational branch: computational physics, computational biology, computational sociology.
Critical Thinking (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) by Jonathan Haber
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How did we get here? What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples—claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote—and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial. Add to this the wired-in cognitive biases that make us feel that our conclusions are based on good reasoning even when they are not, the decline of traditional media and the rise of social media, and the emergence of fake news as a political tool, and we have the ideal conditions for post-truth.
The Monopoly of Man
If we start our search for utopias from the United States, one vision, and one particular book, looms particularly large. Boston, and the United States, have been transformed into a bountiful socialist utopia. Soon after the novel was published in , its publisher was acquired, the book was reissued, and it became tremendously popular.