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Warum dick nicht doof macht und Gen-Mais nicht tötet

Warum dick nicht doof macht und Gen-Mais nicht tötet

Buch: Warum Genmais nicht tötet

Shark attack fatalities double from 2010, women still earn less than men, genetically modified corn is carcinogenic, eating chocolate makes you thin, Poles work harder than Germans: Headlines like these circulate almost daily in the media, where the competition for attention is tough. There is hardly a news medium that doesn’t resort to rankings, superlatives, and growth rates, such as where to earn the most, how high the risk is of certain diseases, who lives healthier and why. However, most of these messages are based on highly questionable data, and many are completely false.

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Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

Book: Risk Savvy

An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives.

In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information.

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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions

Book: Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions

With the goal of better medicine, Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray deal with the fundamental problem that many doctors as well as most patients do not properly understand the relevant information regarding therapies and diagnostics. That this lack of understanding is fatal can be seen in the waste of enormous amounts of money as well as in the frequent failure of disease treatments. However, in their book, the authors do not want to just judge industries, politicians, or doctors. Rather, they want to analyze a system that does not always lead to the best outcome for the patient and point out specific opportunities for improvement.

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Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Book: Gut Feelings

How does intuition work? Can following your gut feelings lead to some of the best decisions? It seems naive, even ludicrous, to think so. Yet Gigerenzer demonstrates that our gut feelings are actually the result of unconscious mental processes.

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Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You

Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You

Book: Calculated Risks

The unique value of Calculated Risks lies in the practical and simple tools it provides to help readers understand risks and communicate them effectively to others.
New England Journal of Medicine

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