[plt-scheme] mathematicians lament

From: Carl Eastlund (carl.eastlund at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 19 11:43:31 EST 2009

If you make it dry and boring enough.  Start with calculating the
reproduction rates of people who go at it like... well, rabbits... and there
you've got the Fibonacci sequence.  From there on out, it's dry statistics
and formulae all the way ;)

Carl Eastlund

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM, michael rice <nowgate at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  So, mandatory sex education should result in ... um, a lower birth rate?
> Michael
> --- On *Thu, 11/19/09, Jon Rafkind <rafkind at cs.utah.edu>* wrote:
> From: Jon Rafkind <rafkind at cs.utah.edu>
> Subject: [plt-scheme] mathematicians lament
> To: "PLT-Scheme Mailing List" <plt-scheme at list.cs.brown.edu>
> Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 10:28 AM
> http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf
> This is a comment on the state of teaching mathematics. I'm not sure how
> old it is but a few parallels can probably be drawn to computer science (or
> maybe will be drawn in a few years). The first 3 pages are pretty amusing,
> at least.
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