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

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

`http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/s.e.x/`

Check this out

Remove the dots from the last word in the link

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-02-25 00:09:15)*

'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.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

Hi Agnishom;

I did, it is no longer there.

**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.**

Offline

The censor is stopping me >_<

'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.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

Hmmm, then there must be some word that is on the censored list.

**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.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 7,845

Looks to me like the Beeb has taken the page down. Maybe someone complained or someone at the top said 'pull it'. The Beeb has been in lots of other media trouble over the last 12 months for what we might term 'sensitive issues', so they might be treading carefully.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

Post 1 updated

'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.

Offline

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 7,845

Arrhh! Got it. And the page is there.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

I just love those tests. I got eyestrain from matching up the shapes, a headache from coming up with words that mean happy, and frightened by looking into eyes that were more sinister than Bela Lugosi.

**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.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 7,845

The shapes gave me brain strain. It seems my dominant ability is to make flat pack furniture. Well that's nice; if I decide to get a proper job.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

I forgot to mention, I had a hideous time measuring my fingers. What can it all mean?

I will have to ask Agnishom.

**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.**

Offline

bob bundy wrote:

The shapes gave me brain strain.

They rhime.

None of you told me if you have a male brain or otherwise?

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

Of course I have a male brain. Do I need someone to tell me that?

**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.**

Offline

The first time I tried that they told me that I have a non-male, non-female brain.

bobbym wrote:

I will have to ask Agnishom.

Please ask me.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

It was just perhaps a rhetorical question.

The test is highly chauvinistic and proceeds from false assumptions. This is typical in that field and pretty much in all the life sciences.

**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.**

Offline

assumptions? They are statistics.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

A famous teacher once told me, "figures do not lie but liars can figure." Statistics are often manipulated to make their viewpoint seem to be the correct one.

**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.**

Offline

If you think so, then why do you think curve fitting is useful?

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

Experimental math teaches you to think for yourself. Something that is quietly being suppressed. Trust nothing that you can not determine on your own. If you follow that in all things you will be fine.

**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.**

Offline

Trust nothing that you can not determine on your own.

What if I do not want to trust it because I cannot determine on my own?

Ah, a paradox!

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

Forget these paradoxes. Steer your own ship. But be balanced, ask for help when it is needed and follow good advice. Be resolute but not stubborn.

**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.**

Offline

Be resolute but not stubborn.

Okay, same advice to you too.

The next will follow.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

When am I being stubborn? Of course, I make mistakes. There are no perfect people on the earth. "All men make mistakes, some make more, they are called fools."

**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.**

Offline

I do not know. When am I being stubborn either?

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 108,728

I could answer that but you would not agree so I will decline to. Judging you is not a job I am fit to do. I have an opinion of course but is it valid? Perhaps not.

I hope to show by doing, the same way I do math. Eventually, you, anonimnystefy, and others will realize a fundamental truth that has been staring you right in the face.

**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.**

Offline

Hmm, in that case, you might have been stubborn too.

There is no judgement going on over here.

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

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

Offline