With complex discussions of topics ranging from simple problems in gambling and dice-play through to the use of probabilistic and statistical reasoning in astronomy, climate science, artificial intelligence, medical trials and law, before Stewart wades out into the even murkier waters of quantum, much here went over this non-mathematician’s frowning head... There is, though, a lot here to enjoy and chew on – especially in the sidelong glances at climate change denial and lawyers’ misuses of statistics. It is worth a read even if only to understand how complicated these things are. And perhaps, too, to remember why we might want those experts after all.
Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands
"To its credit, Dopeworld is nothing if not ambitious. Vorobyov states as much himself, describing it bombastically as ‘true crime, gonzo, social, historical memoir meets fucked up travel book’. That is a lot to cram in. If sometimes he drops the ball (the..."
— The Spectator