Monday, March 12, 2007

Seriously, Read A Book.

Articles like this one piss me off to no extent:

First of all, it promulgates the ridiculous notion that in order to succeed in life, children will need math. I gave up adding years ago, and I'm doing just fine. So is that waitress whom I gave a fourteen dollar tip on a six dollar meal.

Second of all, as we all know from Hollywood, math turns you crazy, and then you have to blow your Nobel Prize money on therapy.

Thirdly, math is stupid, and so are these people. If they put half the energy and resources put into math towards learning languages, kids could learn to fight terrorists on their own. No one ever fights terrorists with math, not even MacGyver.

And finally, it's just setting the little buggers up for the greatest disappointment of their young lives: mathematicians are all just making that shit up.

Imaginary number my ass.


Anonymous Gabe said...

I hate math. I always provide the following analogy when telling people how much math sucks: Doing math is like playing a game (any game) with a 4 year old; they make up rules as they go along to allow themselves to win...

11:12 PM  
Blogger rock_ninja said...

Seriously, it's like Calvinball with all the fun taken out.

8:53 AM  

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