Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

## #1 2011-05-21 20:57:49

studymaths
Member

Offline

### Shocking statistic..

"50% of universities are below average according to a recent survey."

This wasn't meant to be a joke, it was actually reported on the news!

## #2 2011-05-21 22:52:42

bobbym

Offline

### Re: Shocking statistic..

Hi studymaths;

It is not shocking, just expected. Over here we even have a phrase for it. They call it the "dumbing down of America." They have been very successful so it is just natural that they would want to expand their results to other countries.

Glad I was immune to it. I mean how could they dumb me down? I was never in school. I sure showed them!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #3 2011-05-22 07:06:00

studymaths
Member

Offline

### Re: Shocking statistic..

I am impressed my your intelligence from reading posts on this forum.  Did you really never attend school?!

I told my class about the headline to see if they understood the error the news team had made.  They got it eventually.
I then explained to them that the average person on the planet has less than two legs

Regards,

## #4 2011-05-22 11:30:14

bobbym

Offline

### Re: Shocking statistic..

Did you really never attend school?!

Based on my results I wonder if I ever was there at all. Because I am a person, I can easily prove that the average person on the planet has less than one brain.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #5 2011-05-23 19:25:55

Tigeree
Legendary Member

Offline

### Re: Shocking statistic..

Are you serious?
And to think I went to an Open Day today. And it seemed like such a nice place. They gave me free food.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

## #6 2011-05-23 20:27:21

bobbym

Offline

### Re: Shocking statistic..

Oh, I see what you are saying, yes, I am very serious.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

soroban
Power Member

Offline

.

. .

.

wonderedu
Novice

Offline