Makansi, Jason. 2016. Painting By Numbers: How to Sharpen Your BS Detector and Smoke Out the "Experts." (Tucson, AZ: Layla Dog Press, 2016). 196 pp. ISBN 978-0-9984259-0-0.
In Painting by Numbers Jason Makansi adds another book to the quantitative literacy bookshelf, with a book focusing on models. The book offers twelve commandments to aid the reader in assess quantitative models. The second section of the book offers examples to apply the models. Increasing quantitative literacy is crucial and generally, the more books the better. Unfortunately, this book is too superficial, often misses key ideas, and can easily lead a person to climate denialism. This book may do more harm than good.
Pfaff, Thomas J.. "Review of Painting by Numbers by Jason Makansi." Numeracy 11, Iss. 1 (2018): Article 13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-4618.104.22.168
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