Originally posted by josephw
I'll gladly be counted with "the rest".
My boss at work tells everyone with pride that she doesn't know anything about math. "I have never in my life evaluated a square root of anything anytime. I have a calculater if I need to.", she says. She had low marks in the school, and just doesn't find anything important about math.
But in her work, she has economic responsibilities, and to motivate her manegement about the benefits for her appartement's existance, she has to bring up statistical reports. When I see these calculations, and her arguments behind them, I tell myself "If she knew some more about math and what to do with it, statisticly or otherwise, we might perhaps have a future in the organization."
She is proud to not knowing about math, but is still dependant of math for her survival.
I see some parallel...