13 Sep 2011

Numbers don't lie, but sometimes people do

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 13 September 2011

Politicians, marketing gurus and even medical experts manipulate math to make even the most outrageous claims seem entirely plausible. In his book 'Proofinesss: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception' journalism professor Charles Seife reveals the many ways we are blinded by numbers.

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)