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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 9:55 am, Mon Oct 28, 2013.

You love math. You really do. I’m not talking about the kind of math that makes cellphones work or the kind that bankers use. I’m talking about math in its purest, most natural form — the kind that moves the planets in their orbits, gives flowers their shape and makes a chorus sound like angels.

Maybe you’re thinking: “No, I don’t love math. I hated math in school and I still do.” Not so. You only think you hate math because of the way it was taught to you.

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  • Victoria Ordin posted at 10:06 am on Mon, Oct 28, 2013.

    VictorianChick Posts: 1

    I love this piece! A friend of mine posted on FB and I shall share it with a math professor FB friend.

    But sorry, no dice. Yes my intro calc teacher terrorized me after a great year in Trig/Alg 2 so I never took calculus.

    But in spite for the best pitch ever for math (or science), some humanities people simply have zero interest in the way the world (or the body) works and are grateful for money to pay people to deal with that aspect of life. But this is a beautiful and insightful piece.

     
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