GKHD "Half-pint" (kait_the_great) wrote in innumeracy,
GKHD "Half-pint"
kait_the_great
innumeracy

Hey,

Number One: I was just ranting in my personal journal about this common mistake I see in communities a lot, so much so that it's turned into a pet peeve:

http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/12/09/0625245.shtml
[ ETA: Here's a transcript of the call: http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/transcription-jt.html ]


Number two: I was ranting about it because of this interesting essay on the attitudes surrounding innumeracy in North America. If you don't agree, keep reading to the bottom; there are some well-written rebuttals:

http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/2006/12/aptitude_schmap.html

PS: I updated the community profile because it was freakishly long and boring.
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