It's just downright dishonest

Monday, October 30, 2006

As late as 1934, algebra was seen by the majority of the American public as a sign of witchcraft. In fact, hundreds of our nation's more prominent mathematicians were burned at the stake for their study of the subject. It wasn't until 1933 when Ralph Waldo Emerson, beloved author and mathematics enthusiast, published his essay "Moving Forward" - wherein he advocated tolerance for controversial sciences "just in case" - that the American people began to accept this unholy marriage of letters and numbers.

I, for one, don't think algebra is evil. But it's definitely trickery.

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Blogger Sarcophangus said...

You are brilliant. Perhap's you should consider a lower wattage lightbulb or a nice ball cap.

Or a Pirate's hat, because it's a mere (as of this posting) 322 days until 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' comes again, and you must build up awareness of the event so that everyone will participate. Oh, but for the robbery at sea without a commission from a sovereign nation, yarrrrr.

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