We think we have reasons for our beliefs, but how can we be sure? This symposium will explore the use and misuse of statistics, argument, and paradox, considering issues of science, faith, logic, machine intelligence (possibly!), morality, and advertising, making use of thinkers from ancient and modern times.
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Syllabus

Class times:

1pm MW in Hobbs 116

Instructor:

Will Briggs
Hobbs 104
x 8157
briggs dot w at lynchburg dot edu
(email is best)

Office hours are on my door and web site.  But if I'm there, you're welcome, office hours or not

Course goals and objectives

Text: Huff, D. (1954, Reissued 1993.) How to lie with statistics.

Other readings are on Moodle*.

Accommodations for disabilities*

The Writing Center*

Citation format*

Grading rubric