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Math = A Brainwashing tool.

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tykjen wrote:Math = A Brainwashing tool.
In Maths you don't understand things, you just get used to them.

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Math has always been my weakness. Not because I don't understand it, but because it's so damn boring that I can't pay attention for more than the first few weeks of a class before just tuning out whatever's being taught. I've never found any math course I've taken interesting, and at this point I seriously doubt I ever will.

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Fuck math.

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I really like maths. It's kinda of odd doing my degree which has a minimal amount of maths, I feel my skills have been steadily declining over the past 2 years.
I resented it for such a long period of time because that's all my Dad cared about in terms of my education (science was important too though), but I slowly realised that resenting it was doing me no good. So I guess I could say, I always enjoyed the feeling of successfully doing maths but I hated the repetition my Dad forced upon me as well as how everything else was neglected in favour of it.

I can't always call mathematics a science, from the right perspective or context it seems to work though.

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Fallz wrote:Trigonometry is easy. SOH-CAH-TOA. The only phrase you ever need to know, SOH = Sine which is the Opposite / Hypotoneuse. CAH = Cosine which is Adjacent / Hypotonouse. TOA = Tan which is Opposite / Adjacent.

Yes im a maths geek, deal with it :ugeek:
I really don't understand anything past basic algebra, which really sucks considering I'm gonna have to take higher math classes to get that biology degree.

But man, I would really like to understand physics more. Cause I think I kinda grasped what the general relativity theory is, but I still don't full understand it. That and chemistry, chemistry was like math so it confused me.

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chee wrote:
Fallz wrote:Trigonometry is easy. SOH-CAH-TOA. The only phrase you ever need to know, SOH = Sine which is the Opposite / Hypotoneuse. CAH = Cosine which is Adjacent / Hypotonouse. TOA = Tan which is Opposite / Adjacent.

Yes im a maths geek, deal with it :ugeek:
I really don't understand anything past basic algebra, which really sucks considering I'm gonna have to take higher math classes to get that biology degree.

But man, I would really like to understand physics more. Cause I think I kinda grasped what the general relativity theory is, but I still don't full understand it. That and chemistry, chemistry was like math so it confused me.
basic algebra being (A x A)+(B x B)= (C x C) or basic algebra being x+6 = 10?

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Fallz wrote:
chee wrote:
I really don't understand anything past basic algebra, which really sucks considering I'm gonna have to take higher math classes to get that biology degree.

But man, I would really like to understand physics more. Cause I think I kinda grasped what the general relativity theory is, but I still don't full understand it. That and chemistry, chemistry was like math so it confused me.
basic algebra being (A x A)+(B x B)= (C x C) or basic algebra being x+6 = 10?
Both are fine. Anything with that square root and fraction shit? Fuck dat.

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Scientists close to entering Vostok, Antarctica’s biggest subglacial lake

After drilling for two decades through more than two miles of antarctic ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of entering a vast, dark lake that hasn’t been touched by light for more than 20 million years.

Scientists are enormously excited about what life-forms might be found there but are equally worried about contaminating the lake with drilling fluids and bacteria, and the potentially explosive “de-gassing” of a body of water that has especially high concentrations of oxygen and nitrogen.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... story.html

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Until the mid-1990s, nobody knew there was a lake two miles under Antarctica’s icy Vostok Station. Now Lake Vostok is understood to hold more water than almost any other lake in the world.

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