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This is a good, solid book about statistics and practical statistical thinking. It looks at "the odds" of all kinds of things happening in order to convey that even if something is EXTREMELY unlikely, it can still happen. Mazur analyzes several illustrative case studies in unlikely occurrence and this was interesting. The audio description of things like Bayes Theorem was good, although somewhat slow going as reading formulae orally can be hard to listen to. Toughest to grasp were examples in the last chapter that (to me) were underdeveloped and quickly knocked down when a more rigorous examination might have helped demonstrate relevance. I enjoy this book about as much as The Signal and the Noise and less than Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.
Would you listen to Fluke again? Why?
Yes, the story line is interlaced through multiple events. So every time you listen to it, you can easily catch something that you did not catch prior.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Fluke?
Carl Jung and The Golden Scarab
If you could give Fluke a new subtitle, what would it be?
Heads or Tails
Any additional comments?
Not as heavy in math as I anticipated; However, the argument is made clear and concise.
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