Talk to me when you’ve spent a week wrestling with something that’s “clear.”
I’ve listed a few similar responses I get regarding physics:
Just counted. Over 70 instances of “clear” in my thesis so far… ouch!
*Adds “Clear up clear” to TODO list*
Add to that about 20 obviouses.
Side note: we should replace the phrase “Word.” with “Integer.”. It’s clear.
I have just added your site to my ongoing collection of “math 2.0″ communities: http://www.naturalmath.com/index.php?option=com_jd-wp&Itemid=88888917&p=92
Thanks a lot for your work!
As to the subject of this comic, I am of two minds here. We have to acknowledge that a lot of people get tortured with mathematics and never see any math beyond that. Of course, they COULD expose themselves to a wider variety, but who is to blame when they don’t? The reply in the comic can as easily be:
- You were robbed of the right
or, more mildly,
- You never had a chance to get the right
@MariaDroujkova I agree that many people are scared off math. That’s why I keep some copies of Flatland in my backpack. It’s not the mellowest read, but it inspires a lot of mathematical curiosity!
I hate when people says something like:
“Well, if u are good in maths then tell how much is 83473 times 183845″
I just :o|
It’s funny ’cause it’s true!
This is your best one yet! Everyone I’ve shown it to has laughed HARD. Of course, they’re all math grad students. This may be relevant…
The best thing is when people who dislike math finally take a proof-based course and love it.
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