Salon: Explosive growth in bulls**t studies! The latest academic frontier in the age of You Know Who. “‘There is so much bullshit!’ exclaims mathematical biologist Carl Bergstrom. ‘We’re drowning in it!’ So begins the first session of Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data, a class Bergstrom is teaching with data scientist Jevin West at the University of Washington. It might be comforting if bullshit were confined to the realms of politics, PR and advertising. But that’s bullshit.” Not as political as the headline would have you believe.