Should Math be taught in schools? Lets ask the "Miss USA pageant contestants"

Started by July 18, 2017
Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4
On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote:
> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 >
How can they be that age and still so stupid?
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:29:38 PM UTC+2, John S wrote:
> On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: > > Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: > > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 > > > > How can they be that age and still so stupid?
If you attention has been concentrated on looking good in a swimsuit, and sounding attractive when interviewed by the kind of elderly gent that acts as a judge at that kind of event, mathematics is not going to have got a lot of your attention. Hedy Lamar seems to have been an exception. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On 7/18/2017 5:34 AM, bill.sloman@ieee.org wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:29:38 PM UTC+2, John S wrote: >> On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: >>> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: >>> >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 >>> >> >> How can they be that age and still so stupid? > > If you attention has been concentrated on looking good in a swimsuit, and sounding
attractive when interviewed by the kind of elderly gent that acts as a judge at that kind of event, mathematics is not going to have got a lot of your attention. Disgusting!
> Hedy Lamar seems to have been an exception. > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr >
Yes. Very intelligent.
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:39:24 PM UTC+2, John S wrote:
> On 7/18/2017 5:34 AM, bill.sloman@ieee.org wrote: > > On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:29:38 PM UTC+2, John S wrote: > >> On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: > >>> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: > >>> > >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 > >>> > >> > >> How can they be that age and still so stupid? > > > > If you attention has been concentrated on looking good in a swimsuit, and
sounding attractive when interviewed by the kind of elderly gent that acts as a judge at that kind of event, mathematics is not going to have got a lot of your attention.
> > Disgusting! > > > Hedy Lamar seems to have been an exception. > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr > > > > Yes. Very intelligent.
Didn't stop her marrying a total creep, but at least she had the sense to get out from under. Intelligence is just one of a number of useful personality traits. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
On 07/18/2017 06:29 AM, John S wrote:
> On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: >> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real >> standout: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 >> > > How can they be that age and still so stupid?
I overhead a couple high school/college age girls in Starbucks the other day chatting with some science textbooks splayed out on the table. "Why do we gotta learn this stuff, anyway? I'll be married pretty soon and my husband's going to be so handsome/rich that I'll be taken care of and be on vacation so much that I won't even have time for a job" True story. <shrug>
On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:36:55 -0700 (PDT),
bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote:

>Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: > >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4
This is, of course, just a parody. Many of these women are not even close to attractive enough to become Miss Anywhere. Unfortunately, most people are unable or unwilling to see that this is a metaphor for the other science vs. truth discussion. It is trying to illustrate how spectacularly stupid you have to be to reject science. -- RoRo
On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:29:32 -0500, John S <Sophi.2@invalid.org> wrote:

>On 7/17/2017 7:36 PM, bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: >> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 >> > >How can they be that age and still so stupid?
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On 7/18/2017 6:08 AM, Robert Roland wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:36:55 -0700 (PDT), > bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: > >> Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 >
(snip attractiveness comment)
> Unfortunately, most people are unable or unwilling to see that this is > a metaphor for the other science vs. truth discussion. It is trying to > illustrate how spectacularly stupid you have to be to reject science. >
Looked at that way, I see your point. Maybe there is yet hope.
On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:08:21 +0200, Robert Roland <fake@ddress.no>
wrote:

>On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:36:55 -0700 (PDT), >bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote: > >>Getting back to the certifiable morons, except Miss Vermont, a real standout: >> >>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNM377g-M4 > >This is, of course, just a parody. Many of these women are not even >close to attractive enough to become Miss Anywhere. > >Unfortunately, most people are unable or unwilling to see that this is >a metaphor for the other science vs. truth discussion. It is trying to >illustrate how spectacularly stupid you have to be to reject science.
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