The Misnomer Uses of Mathematics

Mathematical Theory

Mathematical is useful for modern life. There is:

  • Game theory – for dating
  • Obstruction theory – for when you ask government for something
  • Braid theory – for doing your daughter’s hair
  • Distribution theory – for trying to manage a budget
  • Invariant theory – for dealing with death
  • Chaos theory – for raising a family

But don’t despair you Arithmophobes

No knowledge of any of these subjects has actually helped anyone deal with the practical problems of life

Except managing a budget

Which is stubbornly a mathematical thing

In the end

 

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