Assume you are a lawyer. Your client fired a gun at someone. The bullet missed & the person ran away in fear. While running, a piano fell from a window above & killed that person. The Police want to charge your client for murder. You propose a counter argument using cause & effect.
The Book of Why is STUFFED with countless cases & concepts, dealing with Cause & Effect - aka the Science of Casualty.
Warning: This IS A NERDY, formulae laden book. If you can ignore the math & wade beyond, you will learn some things! E.g.
- How does your cell phone manage to convert your call and relay it to the other person almost perfectly? (Bayesian Networks)
- Path diagrams
- Belief propagation
- Monty Hall Paradox (amazing)
- How to train AI
"One of the crowning achievements of the Causal Revolution has been to explain how to predict the effects of an intervention without actually enacting it"
"Ancient Greek philosopher Democritus said, "I would rather discover one cause than be the King of Persia."
- "Galton conjectured that regression to the mean was a physical progress...nature's way of ensuring and adjusting distribution..." (my fav)!
Take a shot at the book. It's complicated BUT worth it
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 15 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Release Date: 15 May 2018
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07CYQ1YSZ
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