John Allen Paulos
John Allen Paulos

John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University and the author of Innumeracy, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper and A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours.

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Dec. 19 2016 10:46 AMThe Conjunction Fallacy Explains Why People Believe Fake NewsThis fallacy warns that stories with more facts sound more believable, even though they’re actually less probable.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
Science
Nov. 17 2015 5:36 PMThe Mathematical Case for HypocrisyIt may be a bad trait, but it’s sometimes unavoidable.