lessons from mathematics

Posted in Uncategorized by sarkology on April 25, 2013

Those who know math tend to draw the wrong lessons from it. This is because they want to signal their affinity for math more than they want to communicate the wisdom which do in fact transfer. They would tend to champion things like formal precision not because precision will get you anywhere outside of math (and various allied domains) but precisely because precision is largely useless outside of math. If you find precision difficult then it must be because you are doing something wrong, because we mathematicians seem to have no trouble with it. Oh right, I forgot, you aren’t a mathematician. Ha!


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