Evidence By Kathryn Schulz Summary

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Kathryn Schulz’s writes in a very uncommon and unique way in her book Being Wrong. In the section of her book called “Evidence” she focuses on how people make assumptions based off of evidence provided to them. She uses a different style of writing that makes it easier for her readers to connect to the author, by using words like “I,” “we” and “you” it makes it feel like she is talking directly to her readers and is including herself in the statements. She also does a great job of being playful with her readers, she not afraid of using sarcasm in serious situations. Throughout the chapter, she explains to her audience that we all use what we were taught growing up to make conclusions. She is telling her audience that just because you were told this was…show more content…
People can be so stubborn you can argue with them “until you are blue in the face” but people will always believe in meager evidence. People rush to make assumptions, so they believe “things based on meager evidence,” it is just “what people do.” Throughout the text Schulz continues to use “I”, “we” and “you” as it become a staple in her writing. By doing this she hopes to encourage her readers to read with her grain. She continues to make a hard text become more and more inviting to the reader. She connects with the readers; she includes herself as human to say that she does that same thing everyone else does. Schulz tells us “paltry evidence is the engine that drives the entire miraculous machinery of human cognition.” Humans believing “meager evidence” is what this world runs on, it is Schulz understating of the term machine. I am fully convinced by Schulz that she knows what she is talking about, she persuaded me to read with her grain by going against the grain of

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