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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Math Makes My Brain Do Loop Da Loops

It is a common understanding that I hate the higher maths. See, readers, I just don't understand why it has to be so logical.
If I wanted to make x=27, shouldn't I be able to make up numbers and formulas in order to get to the number I want? After all, isn't possible that my random equations are just equations that haven't been discovered yet?
Take for instance Girard Desargues. He is credited for inventing theroms on projective geometery. I have no idea what it means, but I am sure it is awesome. But Mr Desargues was ridiculed from day one and his work was never accepted for almost 200 years! So if I say that Eleventy six is a real number, how can you say I am wrong?
Take Georg Cantor, his ideas for the basic concepts of infinity were worked out by his equations and he was a laughing stock. This is why I know the largest number is a billionity. Thank you Mr Cantor!
As a matter of fact, most mathematicians have suffered ridicule for want to have proof and fact! This is why I say just make it up and history will record it as truth.
I think we should be allowed to creative licensing with all forms of algebra and trig and geometry. If I think a circle has 42 sides, then there should be a formula to back my claim written immediately it may look like this () = 42 * (
I think that is a doable problem! math is the only subject that locks itself into facts. Even science takes liberities with facts so that whoever is presenting the "fact" can argue with a guy with completely contradictory facts.
So let's bring math into the mainstream! It's not like stock brokers dont play with numbers to begin with!

2 comments:

  1. I thought everyone knew 0 = 42* after all, that's the answer to . . . well, you know.

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  2. Next thing you know, they'll be telling us that 1 doesn't exist...wait, it DOESN'T exit! So much for math.

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