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Math is bloodless, religion engorged. . . *PIC*

Posted By: Long-Gone
Date: Saturday - January 11,2020 20:11

In Response To: Calculus -- that wonderful mathematical tool ... *PIC* (Stimer)

. . .By sophomore year nuns had decided which boys were university material, pampering those who excelled at algebra and geometry. The rest of us were funneled to Functional Math, known as Flunky Math, and non-lab chemistry.

Algebra and geometry I feared. Both seemed cold and bloodless. But religion and history came easy. They’re live theater; math is abstract, remote.

I did well in Sister Brutina’s religion bees. Pupils stand against the classroom’s four walls as she quizzed us from the Baltimore Catechism. You miss, you sit. I stood longest. Classmates voted me Most Likely to Become a Priest.

. . .Math is bloodless, religion engorged.

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Should schools in America teach Arabic numerials as part of their curriculum ?? ... (views: 21)
Stimer -- Thursday - January 9,2020 11:50
YeeHaw. . . *PIC* (views: 11)
Long-Gone -- Thursday - January 9,2020 17:24
psst - Arabic numerals. . . (views: 8)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Saturday - January 11,2020 09:09
Hmmm ... my History of Math class didn't go back far enough .... *PIC* (views: 11)
Stimer -- Saturday - January 11,2020 11:26
The Mayans had the concept of 'zero'. . .but they had no way to tell the rest of the world population. . . .... *NM* (views: 3)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Saturday - January 11,2020 12:10
Math was never a problem until........ (views: 11)
john henson -- Saturday - January 11,2020 12:39
Yaaaa .... and a pox on "X" ..... (views: 6)
Stimer -- Saturday - January 11,2020 13:13
Calculus -- that wonderful mathematical tool ... *PIC* (views: 14)
Stimer -- Saturday - January 11,2020 13:09
Re: Calculus -- that wonderful mathematical tool ... (views: 7)
Harry -- Saturday - January 11,2020 18:09
Math is bloodless, religion engorged. . . *PIC* (views: 10)
Long-Gone -- Saturday - January 11,2020 20:11
Unless you have a STEM related job ... algebra and geometry are ... *PIC* (views: 13)
Stimer -- Sunday - January 12,2020 07:40
Faith & some talking points. . . (views: 6)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Sunday - January 12,2020 11:55
'Fake Patriotism'. . . (views: 5)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Sunday - January 12,2020 14:03
Actually used geometry recently to measure... (views: 11)
john henson -- Monday - January 13,2020 13:47
My guess: Darby will be reborn in Finland. . . *PIC* (views: 9)
Long-Gone -- Tuesday - January 14,2020 17:25
I must be "jingfen"..my wife says I never talk about anything.. *NM* (views: 3)
john henson -- Wednesday - January 15,2020 09:30
I must be the "anti-jingfen" ... Linda says I won't shut-up .... *NM* (views: 1)
Stimer -- Wednesday - January 15,2020 12:09

 

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