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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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xmalanthax
Jul. 6th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
A little math
It feels good to throw around numbers like 4% and 1% to show how slim the differences are, but if you take only the first chromosome (220 million base pairs of DNA), 4% would be 8,800,000 possibilities. 1% would be only 2,200,000. Even one percent is a huge number. And that is only taking into account the first chromosome. Considering all 23, there more than 3 billion base pairs, making 4% a whopping 120 million pairs. Considering a single change in the DNA results in mutation,and since most of those mutations are indiscernible, the differences between myself and a female human seem incredible indeed and between myself and an ape as unfathomable.

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