Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Numbers and Nerves

Inside the church at Nyamata, my eyes are drawn to the ceiling. . . . Ten thousand people were murdered here. 

-- from "Healing Rwanda" by Terry Tempest Williams, in  Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data, essays edited by Scott Slovic and Paul Slovic, published by OSU Press.

We are barraged with statistics, data, models, and projections every day and the information is overwhelming. In Numbers and Nerves, journalists, literary critics, psychologists, naturalists, activists, and other essayists look at how we are numbed by all this numerical information and offer strategies for overcoming this insensitivity.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. That is so true. This sounds like it could be quite a worthwhile read. Thank you for sharing!

  2. A very dramatic teaser and true.


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