@sonhouse *said*

So now you quibble over semantics. He in fact had a Phd, even if it wasn't in my 'medicine' statement. The amount of actual work would be about the same and he would have had to have had a significant degree of math education getting to the Phd.

What you do is jump on any kind of error as if that destroys the entire argument and then adding the invective's to top off you ...[text shortened]... stall on my multiCPU supercomputer in my basement that was actually invented by this genius I hired.

Sonhouse (who has struggled and failed to grasp very simple mathematics in this forum)

keeps showing his ignorance of mathematics. He should stop making his cocksure claims.

"He would have had to have had a significant degree of math education getting to the Phd [in biology]."

--Sonhouse

That depends upon how "significant degree of math education" is defined, and

Sonhouse (given his own ignorance) seems eager to set an extremely low bar.

As far as I know, the ONLY mathematics that he likely would have been required

to learn would be some basic calculus and statistics as requirements for his

undergraduate degree. Once he was in graduate school, his courses would have

focused on biology, NOT pursuing such distractions as advanced mathematics.

I would submit that he could have earned a PhD in biology WITHOUT ever taking

any graduate classes in mathematics and perhaps not even any 'advanced'

undergraduate classes in mathematics.

Again, I know several doctors (of medicine) who say that they are no better than

the average layman in mathematics.

Most mathematicians do NOT regard having some basic undergraduate classes

in calculus or statistics as 'significant mathematical education' (though it most

likely dwarfs any mathematical education that Sonhouse ever had).

I would add that, given his apparently infinite capacity to dismiss his own whopping

errors as trivial or irrelevant, Sonhouse shows that he's extremely far from being

any good in mathematics. In mathematics, a minor error can invalidate a claimed proof.

Sonhouse obviously lacks the temperament as well as the intelligence to be a mathematician.