hmm, interesting topic, read some of mrducky stuff and he is a very smart man,
Alas, I am still going to keep with my religion, not going to say what it is, but i'm still going to keep with it.
something to give thought to as well.
I also saw religulous, their are some very informative and funny stuff in that film but all of it is clever editing and they did leave some counter arguments out, to whatever they were arguing, I saw the movie a while back to say exactly counter arguments to the movie, but a simple search on google should provide sufficient evidence about the movie.
math is an intangible concept.
its a running joke.
amongst science jokes of course
because many mathematical concepts have no place in the real world.
Whats the difference between a pizza and a mathematician?
A pizza can feed a family
An infinite amount of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer, the second orders half a beer, the third orders a quarter of a beer, the fourth orders an eighth of a beer... the bartender says "You're all idiots.", and pours two beers.
A rancher needs a new pen for his sheep. He asks an architect, and engineer, and a mathematician for help to build the biggest pen possible.
He leads them to a stack of fence pieces.
The architect takes all the pieces and makes a square, saying it's the most usual shape for such a structure.
The engineer takes all the pieces and makes a circle, saying it's the strongest shape you can make.
The mathematician walks confidently over to the stack, takes 3 pieces and makes a triangle. He stands inside and says, "I define myself as outside of the pen."
Q: How did the constipated mathematician solve his problem? A: He worked it out with a pencil.
3 economists go hunting and approach a deer. The first economist takes a shot that's wide to the left. The second shoots, but he's wide to the right. The third economist jumps up a shouts "We got him!".
A physicist, a biologist and a mathematician are on vacation on a far-off island when they're arrested and thrown in jail for eating bananas on a Friday. The magistrate explains the strange sentencing laws of the island to them: "You'll each be locked in a cell for one month, with enough canned food and water to keep you alive. You cannot leave your cell or communicate with the outside world, but after that month, you'll be set free."
The academics are locked into their stone cells, and quickly realize that, although they have a reasonably large supply of canned food and water, they do not have can-openers.
When a month has passed, the guards open the cell doors to release the prisoners. They find that the biologist was able to develop a strange form of bacteria that would eat through metal but leave the food untouched, hence ensuring his survival. The physicist managed to arrange conditions such that the most favorable quantum state for the food would be outside of the can, and also survived.
They found the mathematician dead in his cell, surrounded by unopened cans of food. Scrawled in blood across the walls and floor were, "ASSUME CAN OPEN! ASSUME CAN OPEN!"
A physicist, chemist, and mathematician are at a conference. Each retires to his hotel room for the evening.
A fire breaks out in the physicist's room. He determines exactly what size fabric is needed to quell the fire, takes down a curtain, and smothers the flame. He goes back to bed.
A fire breaks out in the chemist's room, too. He mixes together some detergents from the bathroom and pour them on the fire, extinguishing it. He goes back to bed.
A fire breaks out in the mathematician's room. He sits down with a pencil and paper, calculating for ten minutes and then proclaims, "Yes, it can be extinguished," and then goes to bed.
btw, the comic strip is talking about a 'law', in this case, the law of addition, a law can happen and is testable, ie. go to wiki and type in quadratic formula and see how it was devised.
ie. 1 banana + 2 banana = 3 banana
1 x + 2 x = 3 x
1 + 2 = 3
btw (again) its not cool to kill discussion like that. "i have a religion and apparently an opinion, but ducky is too mean"