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  • 2 + 2 = 5: Now math slammed as 'racist,' 'western'

    10/09/2019 8:42:46 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 73 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 10/08/19 | WND Staff
    Some may regard mathematics as a last bastion of academics immune to political correctness, or "wokeness," as some prefer. But an advisory committee wants to warn students in Seattle Public Schools that they have been victims of a racist system that has used math as a tool of oppression, reports Jason Rantz, an afternoon host on KTTH radio in Seattle. he novel approach to the discipline comes from a preliminary "Math Ethnic Studies Framework" produced by an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee under the Seattle Public Schools superintendent. The proposal laments that "western" math has been viewed as the only "legitimate...
  • Woke Math In Seattle

    10/01/2019 8:18:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 9/30/2019 | Rod Dreher
    In the future, historians will look back upon the suicide of our civilization and will see this poison for what it is. In Seattle, the city’s public schools have decided that everything, even mathematics, has to be seen through the lens of oppression and racism. Below are actual screenshots from the guidelines for math education there: Read the whole thing here. The young people who are going to learn real math are those whose parents can afford to put them in private schools. The public school kids of all races are going to get dumber and dumber … and this...
  • Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved—using real life planetary computer

    09/07/2019 8:26:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    Phys.org ^ | September 6, 2019
    The original problem, set in 1954 at the University of Cambridge, looked for Solutions of the Diophantine Equation x3+y3+z3=k, with k being all the numbers from one to 100. Beyond the easily found small solutions, the problem soon became intractable as the more interesting answers—if indeed they existed—could not possibly be calculated, so vast were the numbers required. But slowly, over many years, each value of k was eventually solved for (or proved unsolvable), thanks to sophisticated techniques and modern computers—except the last two, the most difficult of all; 33 and 42. Professors Booker and Sutherland's solution for 42 would...
  • Viral Math Problem

    08/01/2019 4:58:47 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 170 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2019 | Frank Miles
    “8÷2(2+2).” Can you solve this math problem? The equation went viral online this week on Twitter causing major confusion over the right answer. Mathematicians and physicists went nuts about it. Mike Breen, the Public Awareness Officer for the American Mathematical Society, told popular Mechanics: “The way it’s written, it’s ambiguous. In math, a lot of times there are ambiguities. Mathematicians try to make rules as precise as possible.” Depending on where in the world you learned math, as Mashable reported, determines how you can solve the problem.
  • Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution with Berlinski, Meyer, and Gelernter

    07/28/2019 10:50:40 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 119 replies
    Hoover Institution - Uncommon Knowledge ^ | 7/22/2019 | Stephen Meyer, David Berlinski, David Gelernter, Peter Robinson
    Recorded on June 6, 2019 in Italy. Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design? Has Darwinism really failed? Peter Robinson discusses it with David Berlinski, David Gelernter, and Stephen Meyer, who have raised doubts about Darwin’s theory in their two books and essay, respectively The Deniable Darwin, Darwin’s Doubt, and “Giving Up Darwin” (published in the Claremont Review of Books).
  • 2+2 = WHITE PRIVILEGE: Math and social justice don't add up.

    07/29/2019 8:56:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/29/2019 | Mark Tapson
    In the end, the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four It’s no secret that leftist educators have utterly ruined the fields of the humanities with their Marxist wokeness, postmodern deconstructionism, and openly anti-Western bias. Now The College Fix reports that educators are increasingly imposing a social...
  • TRENDING: Educators work to combat racism, whiteness in math

    07/17/2019 9:45:00 AM PDT · by ptsal · 88 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Jessica Resuta
    “Math equity” doesn’t mean 1 + 1 = 2. The term refers to the growing insistence among educators that teaching math in the classroom comes with some inherently biased methodology that must be addressed. Proponents of “math equity” also stress the importance of social justice issues such as race, diversity and gender in math education — a trend that’s catching on. More professors and educators are tweeting under the hashtag #MathEquity to share strategies on the topic, and webinars and other pedagogical sessions on it abound.
  • How to be “Mathematically Pro-Gun” Without Mentioning “Rights”

    06/13/2019 1:32:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Open Source Defense ^ | 13 May, 2019 | BJ Campbell
    The problem with “rights based” arguments, quite honestly, is they go nowhere, because of what government is. Government, at its root, is an exchange of some amount of liberty for some amount of security. It’s a grand bargain. Some governments take more of your liberty, and grant you more security in exchange. Some take more and grant you less security. Some leave you more liberty and grant you less security. Some leave you with a lot of both. And every argument about every government policy can, at its root, be boiled down to an exchange of some amount of liberty...
  • Phase transitions: The math behind the music

    05/24/2019 6:24:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 23, 2019
    balance between order and disorder, or entropy, he said. "We can look at a balance—or a competition—between dissonance and entropy of sound—and see that phase transitions can also occur from disordered sound to the ordered structures of music," he said. Berezovsky ... he's uncovering the "emergent structures of musical harmony" inherent in the art, just as order comes from disorder in the physical world. He believes that could mean a whole new way of looking at music of the past, present and future. Berezovsky said his theory is more than just an illustration of how we think about music. Instead,...
  • K-12: What Happened to Bill Gates and Common Core?

    05/08/2019 7:00:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is among the richest, most successful people on the planet. He enjoyed a lot of victories until he ventured into a dangerous part of town called Education. He squandered a few billion dollars by becoming entangled with a shady character named Common Core. Since 2010, Gates endured a long, slow defeat, as more people turned against Common Core, and he himself realized that it was not what he had dreamed of. So how did Bill Gates lose his golden touch? Gates, computer man and businessman, trusted data neatly arrayed on monitors. Digital tools could give predictability, consistency, and...
  • 9 Numbers That Are Cooler Than Pi—“Beelphegor’s” Prime Number

    04/25/2019 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 125 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 14, 2019 | Live Science Staff
    Belphegor's prime number Belphegor's prime number is a palindromic prime number with a 666 hiding between 13 zeros and a 1 on either side. The ominous number can be abbreviated as 1 0(13) 666 0(13) 1, where the (13) denotes the number of zeros between the 1 and 666. Although he didn't "discover" the number, scientist and author Cliff Pickover made the sinister-feeling number famous when he named it after Belphegor (or Beelphegor), one of the seven demon princes of hell. The number apparently even has its own devilish symbol, which looks like an upside-down symbol for pi. According to...
  • Researcher Discovers Longstanding Flaw in Elementary Calculus

    04/11/2019 1:10:39 PM PDT · by johnnyb_61820 · 31 replies
    Mind Matters ^ | 2019-04-10
    This week, WBC fellow Jonathan Bartlett, along with co-author Asatur Zh. Khurshudyan, published a paper showing that elementary calculus contains a longstanding flaw that has been present for over a century. The paper was published in the peer-reviewed journal Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete & Impulsive Systems, Series A: Mathematical Analysis: Mathematical Analysis (DCDIS-A, for short). The journal has been published for a quarter of a century and many major universities across the United States subscribe to it. The flaw they discovered is one of notation. Now, you may be thinking, how can notation be wrong? Well, notation can be wrong...
  • Is Beto's Celebrity Explained by Electoral Math?

    03/21/2019 6:15:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 03/21/2019 | Myra Adams
    Running for president in the age of celebrity is one of the fastest and surest ways to become a bona fide celebrity. Even failing to win his or her party’s nomination is still a win-win since the title “former presidential candidate” beefs up the résumé and increases name recognition, thus paying dividends with TV gigs, speaking engagements and book deals. There is little downside because running for commander-in-chief can pave the way for another elective office or an easier re-election to one’s current office. But best of all, history proves that an initial run for president increases the prospects of...
  • What Is Your Favorite Pi Math Question? [Vanity]

    03/14/2019 2:04:52 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 85 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | March 14, 2019 | Reno89519
    Yes, today is Pi Day! What is your favorite Pi math question?
  • New Einstein manuscripts unveiled

    03/07/2019 1:28:03 AM PST · by blueplum · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 06 Mar 2019 | uncredited
    Dozens of manuscripts belonging to Albert Einstein, many of them unseen in public before, have been unveiled by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More than 110 new documents are now on display at the university, marking the 140th anniversary of Einstein's birth. It was donated by the Crown-Goodman Family Foundation and purchased from a private collector in North Carolina. The manuscripts contain an appendix to Einstein's article on Unified Theory ... The collection includes scientific work by the Nobel Prize winner that has never been published or researched.
  • Pasadena City College Student Scholars Top Users in U.S. of Free Textbook Platform

    02/25/2019 10:46:34 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Pasadena Now dot com ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Andy Vatalicio
    Pasadena City College students are the top users in the entire country of a free online textbook resource called OpenStax. At PCC, over 46,000 students are using a free OpenStax textbook instead of the print editions, leading to an estimated savings of $4.2 million. OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University in Texas, said PCC topped the list of schools nationwide where students take advantage of the free textbook technology for the 2017-2018 academic year. OpenStax textbooks are in use at 48 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S....
  • The average tax refund is down more than $500 this year

    02/25/2019 11:13:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 25, 2019 | BY IRINA IVANOVA (D-CBS)
    Three weeks into tax season, Americans' tax refunds are shrinking. The average refund issued through Feb. 15 was 16 percent smaller than this time last year, according to data released by the Internal Revenue Service. The average refund so far this year is $2,640, down from $3,169 in 2018. The number of taxpayers getting refunds is also sharply lower compared with last year -- down more than 26 percent, though the number of tax returns processed was down by only 6.6 percent. For now, experts caution against reading too much into the IRS figures, which can swing dramatically week to...
  • Colorado woman's $8,000 tax bill leaves her in tears

    02/21/2019 8:43:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 124 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 21, 2019 | no byline
    sadora Bielsky's tax bill this year brought her to tears. Last year, her family of four's refund topped $3,600. This year, the Colorado family owed in the thousands. "I plugged it all in and at first I thought oh my goodness we're getting $8,000 back and then I realized it was the wrong color … so I went back in and checked everything and then I started to cry," Bielsky said. Many Americans are learning their tax refund is not as much as they expected, or they are receiving a big tax bill. The average refund compared to last year...
  • The 10,958 Problem - Numberphile

    02/09/2019 11:48:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 18, 2017 | Numberphile Featuring Matt Parker
    The 10,958 Problem, based on work by Brazilian mathematician Inder J. Taneja. The 10,958 Problem | Numberphile | Featuring Matt Parker | YouTube | Published on Apr 18, 2017 | Video by Brady Haran
  • Reality Check: AOC's 'Tax the Rich' Scheme Would Pay For...

    01/11/2019 2:33:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Guy Benson
    When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez floated her idea (quasi-embraced by Sen. Kamala Harris) to raise the top marginal income tax rate to 70 percent on the richest Americans in order to pay for her "Green New Deal," I wrote that governmental confiscation of 70 cents on any dollar earned in a free society is unfair and immoral.  But would such a scheme at least make significant headway toward boosting federal revenues, commensurate with the orgy of new spending the Democratic Left is advocating?  Budget analyst Brian Riedl crunches the numbers for the Daily Beast and details the predictable answer to that...