Science On Tap: Partial Truths - How Fractions Distort Our Thinking

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Wed, Mar 22, 7 - 10 pm
Alberta Rose Theatre Concordia (Portland)
This is an in-person event
$15 - $45
As someone who has always hated fractions, I'm pleased to hear that Dr. James C. Zimring, who is "board certified in clinical pathology, a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, and an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation," agrees with me. Okay, maybe he doesn't hate them, but he does feel that they're misunderstood. In his new book Partial Truths, Dr. Zimring argues that the human mind struggles to understand fractions, and explains how to spot "fallacies lurking in everyday information," from the suicide rates of Dungeons & Dragons players to the comparative weights of fast food hamburgers. Best part of this edition of Science on Tap? No math is required. by Lindsay Costello

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Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta Portland, OR 97211 Venue website

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