The context of my post was that while I may not use math daily, I do think about it daily, and my life is better because I know it, and I feel small amounts of pity for people that are ignorant of the things that I know, and I think everyone should be given the opportunity to learn these kinds of things.HungryHobo wrote:Adam H wrote:And every time I throw something into the wind I think "roughly 35 degrees for maximum distance!"
You're a remarkable human being. how's your aim? I expect you can throw a football further and more accuratly than the kids who wasted their time merely practicing to throw a football far and on target.Adam H wrote:Every time I accelerate or brake in a car, I think "heh, the derivative of acceleration is jerk."
And sometimes when I flex my arm I think "heh, ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism". But that doesn't help with the act in any way. I may be using ATP but I'm not using the knowledge. You "use" math when you drive the same way you use chemistry to live. (unless you crash a lot)
I don't think you're arguing with me.
It's quite funny how your arguments are only possible because you took higher level math. I'm not saying it proves your post invalid, just that it strikes me as ironic.HungryHobo wrote:You're confusing
"X can be defined using Y"
"X can ONLY be defined with Y"
or possibly even worse the blatant falsehood:
"You need to understand Y to be good at using X"