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Ellen and Michael Kaplan are mother and son, and co-authors of the bestseller Chances Are...: Adventures in Probability. Michael is an award-winning writer and filmmaker for corporations, governments, museums, and charities, and lives near Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife and son. Ellen Kaplan is an archaeologist and math teacher.

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"Obvious logical errors are always the ones "other" people make. Michael and Ellen Kaplan put this self-serving idea to rest, brilliantly and wittily exploring the sources of the fallacies that infect the thinking of us all. "Bozo Sapiens" is a book rich not only in examples, but in wisdom. Every one of its readers will learn from it."-Denis Dutton, author of "The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution""A beautifully written book; a heartfelt and powerful summary of decades of research into human reasoning "quirks" -- the bizarre heuristic and biases which make up the vast majority of our everyday practical 'reasoning'.-"Metapsychology" "The mother-son co-authors of "Chances Are... Adventures in Probability" (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world... Gourmet reading-rich in ideas, global refe


"Obvious logical errors are always the ones "other" people make. Michael and Ellen Kaplan put this self-serving idea to rest, brilliantly and wittily exploring the sources of the fallacies that infect the thinking of us all. "Bozo Sapiens" is a book rich not only in examples, but in wisdom. Every one of its readers will learn from it."--Denis Dutton, author of "The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution""A beautifully written book; a heartfelt and powerful summary of decades of research into human reasoning "quirks" -- the bizarre heuristic and biases which make up the vast majority of our everyday practical 'reasoning'.--"Metapsychology" "The mother-son co-authors of "Chances Are... Adventures in Probability" (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world... Gourmet reading--rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."--"Kirkus"


Obvious logical errors are always the ones "other" people make. Michael and Ellen Kaplan put this self-serving idea to rest, brilliantly and wittily exploring the sources of the fallacies that infect the thinking of us all. "Bozo Sapiens" is a book rich not only in examples, but in wisdom. Every one of its readers will learn from it. "Denis Dutton, author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution" A beautifully written book; a heartfelt and powerful summary of decades of research into human reasoning "quirks" -- the bizarre heuristic and biases which make up the vast majority of our everyday practical 'reasoning'. "Metapsychology" The mother-son co-authors of "Chances Are: Adventures in Probability" (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world Gourmet reading--rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style. "Kirkus""


"Obvious logical errors are always the ones other people make. Michael and Ellen Kaplan put this self-serving idea to rest, brilliantly and wittily exploring the sources of the fallacies that infect the thinking of us all. Bozo Sapiens is a book rich not only in examples, but in wisdom. Every one of its readers will learn from it." --Denis Dutton, author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution"A beautifully written book; a heartfelt and powerful summary of decades of research into human reasoning quirks -- the bizarre heuristic and biases which make up the vast majority of our everyday practical 'reasoning'." --Metapsychology"The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are... Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world... Gourmet reading--rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style." --Kirkus

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