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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

That was ole pappym's favorite quote.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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bobbym wrote:

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

That was ole pappym's favorite quote.

It was not. This is pappym's favorite quote:

seek and ye shall find

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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He had a lot of favorite quotes.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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I'm definitely a creative thinker. Because of it I can annoy many people very easily. I'm partially a gifted learner. I'm definitely not a high achiever.

*Last edited by PatternMan (2014-08-09 13:24:13)*

"School conditions you to reject your own judgement and experiences. The facts are in the textbook. Memorize and follow the rules. What they don't tell you is the people that discovered the facts and wrote the textbooks are people like you and me."

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Because of it I can annoy many people very easily.

That is where you can improve. You should learn to annoy everyone.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Ah! I am very good at that but I am not a creative thinker.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Very good at improving or very good at annoying?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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