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Tony

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Dec 8, 2012
 
Here is a Donald Duck cartoon about mathematics...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

The first class that I took when I went back to school was Euclidian Geometry, and on the first day of class the professor taught us that two plus two does not necessarily equal four, and zero only exists because we say it does. It was a great class. And the class was good at teaching people how to use logic, and deductive reasoning, and all of that stuff. Every lawyer starts out studying Euclidian Geometry. The professor of that class was a magician, and he was a member of the Magic Castle, he was a cool guy, and it was a great class.

Also of note, on the issue of math, is that there is a series of books written by Isaac Asimov named The Foundation Trilogy, and in the books they have mathematicians and psychologists who can tell the future by using math and psychology. The Foundation Trilogy is a great set of books, which would make a great set of films, it would take three films to get it done. There was a rumor years ago that George Lucas was going to produce and direct The Foundation Trilogy, but it never happened. It would be cool if someone great could make The Foundation Trilogy.

Anyhow, math can be cool.


Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

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#2
Dec 8, 2012
 
Math can be fun.

I have a nephew who was having problems with math when he was a child, and so I turned the numbers into something that he could understand, I turned the numbers into dollars to buy motorcycles, and then he learned math quickly and he rose to the top of his class in math. You can teach children math quickly if you make it fun for them.

And the television show "Numbers" is cool too.

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Tony V.

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Dec 8, 2012
 
Wow...too much for me..lol!
Tony

Yorba Linda, CA

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Dec 8, 2012
 
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Wow...too much for me..lol!
LOL!
maker

Gilmer, TX

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#6
Dec 9, 2012
 
You have to use the right chemicals to make meth.
Tony

Yorba Linda, CA

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Dec 9, 2012
 
maker wrote:
You have to use the right chemicals to make meth.
Not "meth," but rather "MATH." Meth is for fools.
Tony

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#8
Dec 9, 2012
 
Math and science need to be made fun in order to get the children interested in math and science.

As for myself, I have always been curious, and I love to learn, and so I studied a little bit of everything.
Tony

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Dec 9, 2012
 
On the issue of saving and improving our entire world economy...

Here is a link for a very short video that I made about how to help to save and improve our world economy, I kept it really short and I left a lot of stuff out, but I was able to talk about a few things that I think are extremely important. I hope that you enjoy my video, and if you enjoy it then please share my video with other people on the world wide web, as that is the only way that we can get this message out there to people.

Here is the LINK for my video...

http://tinyurl.com/3b7jnxo

And here is a LINK for a thread that I started on the Washington Post Topix forum pertaining how to save and improve our world economy...

http://www.topix.com/forum/com/wpo/T9PNMKNUIN...

We can save and improve our world economy very quickly if we would all work together as a team in good ways.

All of the very best,

Tony V.
Tony

Riverside, CA

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#10
Dec 11, 2012
 
I strive to open new doors.

And the Doors was a cool band, and the movie "The Doors" was Oliver Stone's best work.
Tony

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#11
Dec 11, 2012
 
Deliver me from reasons why
You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line

http://youtu.be/jq9IhOhQt40

Viva Colombia! And may God watch over the Philippines. And may God bless America; the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Tony

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Dec 11, 2012
 
Here is a thread pertaining how to save Greece, feel free to join in on the discussion...

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/greece/TLP6Q...
Cisco Kid

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#13
Dec 11, 2012
 
Tony wrote:
Here is a Donald Duck cartoon about mathematics...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The first class that I took when I went back to school was Euclidian Geometry, and on the first day of class the professor taught us that two plus two does not necessarily equal four, and zero only exists because we say it does. It was a great class. And the class was good at teaching people how to use logic, and deductive reasoning, and all of that stuff. Every lawyer starts out studying Euclidian Geometry. The professor of that class was a magician, and he was a member of the Magic Castle, he was a cool guy, and it was a great class.
Also of note, on the issue of math, is that there is a series of books written by Isaac Asimov named The Foundation Trilogy, and in the books they have mathematicians and psychologists who can tell the future by using math and psychology. The Foundation Trilogy is a great set of books, which would make a great set of films, it would take three films to get it done. There was a rumor years ago that George Lucas was going to produce and direct The Foundation Trilogy, but it never happened. It would be cool if someone great could make The Foundation Trilogy.
Anyhow, math can be cool.
Salute,
Tony V.
You know Tony?
It always amuses me when professors without real world experience try to teach about things they don't understand.

For instance, you say your "professor taught you that two plus two does not necessarily equal four, and zero only exists because we say it does".
Well let me say this, if zero represents nothing, then tell your professor to eat that for a month and he will realize the reality of zero.
Tony

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#14
Dec 12, 2012
 
Some people go to college in order to learn how to best help the homeless people. Some people make careers out of helping people, and out of doing charity work.

Cesar Chavez believed that the best use of an education was to help others, and I agree with that.

God gave us two hands, one hand to help ourselves with, and one hand to help other people with.
tiger

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Dec 12, 2012
 
Tony wrote:
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Not "meth," but rather "MATH." Meth is for fools.
ummm errrr did you flunk second grade?
Tony

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#16
Dec 13, 2012
 
Some people set up DOMINOES for future generations to knock over.
Tony

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Dec 13, 2012
 
tiger wrote:
<quoted text>ummm errrr did you flunk second grade?
Fk you!

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