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Calling Bullshit 4.4: The Will Rogers Effect

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Published on May 10, 2017

Will Rogers purportedly quipped that when the Okies left Oklahoma for California, they raised the average intelligence in both states. The same phenomenon can arise in epidemiology and a host of other areas.

Course: INFO 198 / BIOL 106B. University of Washington
Instructors: Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West
Synopsis: Our world is saturated with bullshit. Learn to detect and defuse it.

The course will be offered as a 1-credit seminar this spring through the Information School at the University of Washington. We aim to expand it to a 3 or 4 credit course for 2017-2018. For those who cannot attend in person, we aim to videotape the lectures this spring and make video clips freely available on the web.

http://callingbullshit.org
https://twitter.com/callin_bull
https://fb.com/callinBS
bullsht.course@gmail.com

Information School https://ischool.uw.edu/
Department of Biology https://www.biology.washington.edu/


Video edited by Bum Mook Oh
Music by Chris Zabriskie: Prelude No.7

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