Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Help Stop Math Avoidance!

Careers That Don't Involve Taking Any Math Classes in College

Read more: Careers That Don't Involve Taking Any Math Classes in College | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8322974_careers-taking-math-classes-college.html#ixzz2DRLEVgmG

The article named above lists 4 areas where students can pursue careers without needing much math at all:
1) Legal Careers
2) Liberal Arts Writers, Researchers or Professors
3) Chiropractor
4) Law Enforcement

I guess the question is based on acceptance of a mediocre skill level. I don't want to hire a lawyer who is not a problem solver, nor a researcher who can't comprehend statistics, nor a chiropractor who can't deal with stresses and strains (yes, that is physical anatomy, but it's also math), nor a law enforcement officer who can't think better than his radar gun.

It's interesting that "ehow" seems to be "ehow not to" as well.

The mere idea that people accept math avoidance as a worthwhile goal that should be aided and abetted just nauseates me. 

Ehow.com also has a page claiming how lawyers need mathematical knowledge. (See http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4926151_lawyers-use-math.html)

I guess internal consistency is irrelevant. (Then again, "internal consistency" is a mathematical concept.)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Strange People in Strange Land

Please explain to me: after playing golf 2 to 4 times a week since the beginning of May, I go out yesterday with the cold-weather hackers, wear 4 layers of clothing including a fleece sweater and a fleece jacket, play in conditions worthy of Jack Frost, wait through a 2 hour frost delay, then shoot my best 18 hole score of the year.
Weird, huh?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Enough is enough

Will people ever stop dwelling on George Bush?
He hasn't been in for 4 years and he still gets blamed for everything.
Get on with life!