[Epub] Filters against Folly By Garrett Hardin – Loufanet.info

One of the few books that has changed the way I look at the world and evaluate information to, hopefully, makeintelligent decisions The book starts in a slow tempo by suggesting a logical structure to evaluate decisions and information, which can be summarized as 1 are the right words being used , 2 are the right numbers and quantities being referenced, and 3 are the right time and system wide implications being considered Afterwards, the real eye opening lessons begin with the con One of the few books that has changed the way I look at the world and evaluate information to, hopefully, makeintelligent decisions The book starts in a slow tempo by suggesting a logical structure to evaluate decisions and information, which can be summarized as 1 are the right words being used , 2 are the right numbers and quantities being referenced, and 3 are the right time and system wide implications being considered Afterwards, the real eye opening lessons begin with the concept of commonized cost and privatized profits in which the author posits that most of what we know as free enterprise is based on a game in which the winners appropriate the profits to themselves while trying to distribute the costs to the wider society While this pattern has brought technological progress and development, we have to question whether it is t A short book packs a powerful punch Hardin builds a compelling case that to make good decisions one must use each of three filters literacy, numeracy, and ecolacy.Literacy What are the words Numeracy What are the numbers Ecolacy And then what One of m Need to read again, lots of nuggets of wisdom on many pages, but felt lost on many other pages Numerate Not just values but rates and ratios, don t need precision generally Avoid words that remove numeracy, infinity, absolute, never, everything in the world is numerate Literacy Beware of the merely eloquent Words are action, understand what people are trying to achieve by the words they use n The Ecological Problems Facing Our World Are Frequently Addressed By A Barrage Of Experts Whose Slogans And Solutions Frequently Confuse, Rather Than Clarify Our Understanding Of Ecological Issues In Filters Against Folly, Garrett Hardin Shows How The Filters Of Literacy Understanding What Words Really Mean, Numeracy Being Able To Quantify Information, And Ecolacy Assessment Of Complex Interactions Over Time, Can Allow Us To Make Sensible Judgments About Ecological Issues. I loved this book It describes how to think well using on literate, numerate, and ecolate models It provides a prescriptive approach to critically thinking about modern problems It should be required reading of those wishing to vote. Hardin was an influential ecologist who expounded on the tragedy of the commons originally in 1968 He explains that in detail here and expands on the implications for us As another reviewer pointed out, the book isthan 30 years old but it s still relevant and timely Highly recommended. Valuable insights in the way of thinking about science, ecology and global and local problems challanges. Decent book about different filters to look at claims and information through Particularly interesting was the ecolate filter and then what It s a book from the 80s I enjoy books that challenge accepted practices or principles The book is a bit of a hotch potch and touches on various topics, and is quite demanding of the reader Hardin breaks down thinking and reasoning to 3 filters, namely the literate, the numerate and the ecolate I guess this book can help one better question all that is said by experts or the me Filters against Folly


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