The book of why

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The book of why

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Author :   Judea Pearl
Publisher :   Penguin Books
Published :   05/02/2019
ISBN :   9780141982410
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   x, 418
Size (mm) :   198x129x24
Weight (g) :   315

Correlation does not imply causation'. This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo... Read more
Correlation does not imply causation'. This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been.