Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to Make Students Hate Math (or Anything Else)

I hate the way math is taught, both in high school and in university. Imagine, for a minute, that you want to teach a student about history. Imagine that you do it by picking a specific topic, like the cause … Continue reading

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It’s Smart to be Lucky

The oft-asked question, “Is it better to be lucky than smart?” has an obvious answer. It’s better to be lucky. Luck can overcome any obstacle. You are standing in front of a firing squad, blindfold over your eyes and last … Continue reading

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Tut-Tut Pornography

They say that you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. But, with only a barely-noticable bit of hypocrisy, you can have your pornography and decry it, too. I offer, for your consideration, the movie, 8mm. In 1999, the … Continue reading

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