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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Disclaimer- This is not necessarily my opinion or the opinion of anyone I know (living or dead).

Check this video out if you have 27 minutes to spare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkfaxbRg … re=related

Part of their conclusion is boys and girls are equally bad at math but the guys (who are either delusional or more egotistical) believe they are good so they become great mathematicians, while the girls fade.

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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I believe I am good at math.

I'll be here at least once every month. XP

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi quittyqat;

There you go, you got it. You still didn't get my riddle, hmmm.

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**Ubergeek****Member**- Registered: 2009-07-14
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More than a 100 years of feminism and we've yet to get rid of dark ages' clichès. >> *sights*

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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bobbym wrote:

You still didn't get my riddle, hmmm.

But your riddle isnt math-related, is it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

Jane wrote:

But your riddle isnt math-related, is it?

Of course not, I don't joke about math. It would suprise me if anyone gets it. My feeling is that know one pays enough attention to my posts to ever figure it out.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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I'm not that good at math but doesn't mean I don't like it.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Tigeree;

The three teachers seemed to think that Canadian girls didn't like math. They claimed it was based on their experiences with their students. It might not be true.

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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**Ubergeek****Member**- Registered: 2009-07-14
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bobbym wrote:

The three teachers seemed to think that Canadian girls didn't like math. They claimed it was based on their experiences with their students. It might not be true.

Of course it isn't. ^^ These guys are already biased in the first place, so anything that a girl does they translate in their minds that it equals to a distaste for math. We all meet people like that once in a while.

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"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Ubergeek;

Funny thing is, it's an all women panel. All these types of documentaries are always the same. First, you pick some group. Then you assemble 3 representatives from the group and a commentator. Then they go on and on about how it is so difficult to succeed in this field. How society is against this particular group preventing them from achieving their goal. The paradox is the 3 representatives have succeeded. Were they special?

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**Ubergeek****Member**- Registered: 2009-07-14
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bobbym wrote:

Hi Ubergeek;

Funny thing is, it's an all women panel. All these types of documentaries are always the same. First, you pick some group. Then you assemble 3 representatives from the group and a commentator. Then they go on and on about how it is so difficult to succeed in this field. How society is against this particular group preventing them from achieving their goal. The paradox is the 3 representatives have succeeded. Were they special?

No, but 3 from a world with 7 billion people doesn't seem much. >> The fact that there are people who suceed doesn't mean there are no difficulties, they suceed in spite of them. Special people? No. Special circumstances? Maybe...

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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bobbym wrote:

Hi Tigeree;

The three teachers seemed to think that Canadian girls didn't like math. They claimed it was based on their experiences with their students. It might not be true.

Oh. I wouldn't know. I don't know any Canadian girls.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

~ Anton Chekhov

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Isn't B.C. part of Canada ?

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Yes, but my relatives aren't Canadian, they just live there. Why don't you just go ask Pamela Anderson?

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She's not talking to me anymore.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Awww! Well, that's the only Canadian 'girl' I know. You know any others?

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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bobbym wrote:

Hi Tigeree;

The three teachers seemed to think that Canadian girls didn't like math.They claimed it was based on their experiences with their students. It might not be true.

That explains something because I'm not Canadian.

I'll be here at least once every month. XP

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Me either.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi girls;

I am neither Canadian or a girl and I don't like math.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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you don't like math??? I am astonished at hearing this, bobby!

~ Anton Chekhov

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Tiggy;

Don't be astonished, I was just kidding.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Phew! You really got me there. My, I am so gullible.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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This is a sad thing to hear.

'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****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Which part, the article or the comments?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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girls don't like maths

'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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