The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
ISBN: 1541698967
EAN13: 9781541698963
Language: English
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Basic Books

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

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Book Overview
How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world Cause and effect: it's at the center of scientific inquiry, and yet for decades scientists had no way of answering simple questions, such as whether smoking causes cancer. In The Book of Why , Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie show how Pearl's work on causality has broken through this stalemate, unleashing a revolution in our knowledge of the world. Anyone who wants to understand how science, the human mind, or artificial intelligence works needs The Book of Why . Illuminating. . . a valuable lesson on the history of ideas. -- New York Times This book really gets you thinking about cause and effect as it applies to issues of our time. . . . Extraordinary. -- Science Friday