### „There is no such thing as free lunch, and even if there were, there’d be no guarantee against indigestion.“

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 147)

48 1## John Allen Paulos

**Data de nascimento:** 4. Julho 1945

John Allen Paulos is an American professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has gained fame as a writer and speaker on mathematics and the importance of mathematical literacy. Paulos writes about many subjects, especially of the dangers of mathematical innumeracy; that is, the layperson's misconceptions about numbers, probability, and logic. Wikipedia

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Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 147)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 176)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Introduction (p. 3)

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

Part 3 “Four Psycho-Mathematical Arguments”, Chapter 4 “The Universality Argument (and the Relevance of Morality and Mathematics)” (p. 131)

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 5, “Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society” (p. 159)

Preface (p. xv; the quote is from Alice in Wonderland)

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Fonte: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995), Chapter 9, “Fraud Alleged in Pennsylvania Senate Race” (p. 45)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 3, “Pseudoscience” (p. 67; quoting William Cowper)

Part 2 “Four Subjective Arguments”, Chapter 5 “The Argument from Interventions (and Miracles, Prayers, and Witnesses)” (p. 88)

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Conclusion (p. 202)

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 2, “Probability and Coincidence” (p. 44)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Fonte: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995), Chapter 40, “Top Designs for the Busy Working Woman” (p. 173)

Part 1 “Four Classical Arguments”, Chapter 2 “The Argument from Design (and Some Creationist Calculations)” (p. 19)

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up (2008)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 3, “Pseudoscience” (p. 68)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Fonte: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995), Chapter 42, “New Survey Reveal Changing Attitudes” (p. 180)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 2, “Probability and Coincidence” (p. 35)

Fonte: Mathematics and Humor: A Study of the Logic of Humor (1980), Chapter 2, “Axioms, Levels, and Iteration” (p. 27)

— John Allen Paulos, livro A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Fonte: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995), Chapter 50, “Which Way Mecca?” (p. 198)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 4, “Whence Innumeracy?” (p. 110)

Fonte: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences (1988), Chapter 4, “Whence Innumeracy?” (pp. 126-127)