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Should Math Be Taught in Schools?



((Sad to say, this parody is hardly exaggerated at all. A few of the answers are almost verbatim to the actual answers of the Miss USA contestants to "Should Evolution Be Taught in Schools." Go watch that video on YouTube and see for yourself)).

(((There are days I think I am living in the world of Kornbluth's "Marching Morons." Just look at reality TV, and remember the hit show in his story)))

(((I am vastly pleased that the eventual Miss USA winner, and GAME OF THRONES fan, does "believe in evolution." And presuambly in math as well))).

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_shinkei
Jul. 5th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Math - and all its subsets
I never understand why not all different theories/agendas can't be taught in math i.e. geometry has a stronger case and these are the reasons why we believe it to be true. But there are those that buy the trigonometry theory and they state their case as this these are both arguments for and against you decide logically which seems the most likely to you on your own and no one can complain because all sides get taught. And then 300 years later the world gets pissed off because algebra was right.

In plain terms the above statement is 2 opposing theories are approached with unreasonable venom from both sides and in the end a third as yet unnamed theory will probably be correct but elements from one or both could be within that theory. Proving once again people are idiots.
spitphyre
Jul. 5th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Math - and all its subsets
... I think there's a huge difference between evolution and trigonometry or geometry or algebra. I mean the paragraph is funny but it doesn't really work when you're trying to prove a point about why people should stop arguing about evolution vs. creationism.

Could there be something else out there to clearly explain the origin of life on Earth that will one day make itself clear? Yeah. There could be. But that doesn't make evolution invalid. It's pretty clear that evolution is a fact of life and all it takes to understand this is a little cursory studying of animal development. (Or plant or us or whatever)
_shinkei
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: Math - and all its subsets
Fair enough, I agree with you. I probably just phrased myself poorly, but as an evolution believer myself I have just always felt if a topic(this goes for any topic) was discussed earlier and valid reasons were given to students as to why the opposing theory(in this case creationism) is wrong/highly unlikely, then by the time we reached adult status, we could actually get to some more serious problems or at least topics like this would be approached with less vitriol.

It is good to dream....

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