drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
drieuxster
drieuxster

Got Math Anxiety???

Well, now you can be the cool kid:
A member of wilmott.com didn't believe me when I said how many people get stuck on the one in 52 answer, and can't see the 100% answer, never mind the more interesting answers. He wrote "I can't believe anyone (who has a masters/phd anyway) would actually say 1/52, and not consider that this is not...a random pick?" So he asked some of his colleagues the question, and his experience was the same as mine. He wrote "Ok I tried this question in the office (a maths postgraduate dept), the first guy took a fair bit of convincing that it wasn't 1/52!, then the next person (a hardcore pure mathematician) declared it an un-interesting problem, once he realised that there was essentially a human element to the problem! Maybe you have a point!" Does that not send shivers down your spine? It does mine...
[ cf One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider. ]
Actually folks, the correct answer is ZERO, because of course the Magician is setting folks up, especially if this is about Hedge Fund Games.

This proves that stopping Math is a first step in ENDING the evil of Capital Gains Taxes, that clearly cause not only Gay HomoZeXual Marriage Agendanista, but obviously Math Stuff too...
Tags: economics, geek_stuff, generic_fear
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