Short men and tall equations

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Things like, “All this math stuff puts a roof over your head, feeds you and pays for the music you seem to be unable to live without.”  I also thought about telling him about the short fellow at church who was a fighter pilot.  I could have gone into many of my explanations of how the value of math is not necessarily in the outcome, but the logic it takes to get the answer.

I did not.  I simply said that it had many applications in science and physics and circuses (because we had been working on problems involving tightrope walkers).

I appreciate short people who fought for our country (and tall ones) and I also appreciate all my former math teachers and professors who have helped me pay the mortgage through the years.

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