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(Washington Post)   Like discovering new things? Here's the math   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 10
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2014-08-05 01:23:05 PM  
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2014-08-05 05:26:54 PM  
Infusing mathematics where there doesn't need to be any.  This all seems self-evident.
 
2014-08-05 05:52:53 PM  
So this can be applied to sexual practices?
 
2014-08-05 05:58:40 PM  
It was my understanding that there would be math.
 
2014-08-05 06:05:13 PM  
An urn is filled with different colored balls, and one is drawn at random. The selected ball is returned, along with several new balls in the same color.

Instead of a color, the ball is labeled with a concept - the word "dance" for example. And when it's added back, 10 more "dance" balls are added. But so are 10 balls with related concepts on them - ballet, hip-hop, music, and so on.


So like 10 of the same color, along with 10 of the same color with small dots of another color stuck on them.
 
2014-08-05 06:05:56 PM  

olddeegee: So this can be applied to sexual practices?


Balls going in and back out of an urn shaped object? Forget it.
 
2014-08-05 06:55:14 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: olddeegee: So this can be applied to sexual practices?

Balls going in and back out of an urn shaped object? Forget it.


But you just described Subby's Mom.
 
2014-08-05 07:47:40 PM  
To explain the mathematical prints they detected, Strogatz and colleagues use a model that's common in mathematics: An urn is...

Stopped reading right there.  fark urns.  I got 9001% of my fill of motherfarking urn problems practicing for math competitions in college.
 
2014-08-05 09:20:28 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Infusing mathematics where there doesn't need to be any.  This all seems self-evident.


Wow, excellent point.
The math describes how finding something new leads to more new things. However, what about when it doesn't. If you randomly put math where it doesn't belong what happens?

So, where is the mathematics of dead-ends. I seem to be more in the dead-end of things rather than discovery.
 
2014-08-05 09:40:06 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Infusing mathematics where there doesn't need to be any.  This all seems self-evident.


Math sucks. It makes my head hurt.
 
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