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Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live toThe answer is The Hidden Half those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world We humans are very clever creatures but we re idiots about how clever we really are In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the worldunderstandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is The result from GDP figures to medicine is that experts know a lot less than they think Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in anotherEntertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world