Motivational Pic Thread v2.0 - - New Rules - See Post #1

nikonNUT

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If the A-rab types Put half the brainpower and energy they put into killing and maiming each other... into science, technology and math, they would make Silicon Valley look like the Congo.

Once they led the world in everything from math to ceramics to art. Then along came Muhammad and ignorance and a belief that “it is written” overcame initiative and inventiveness. Ignorance and servility became the norm.

Well, the way things are going these may become de-rigeur everywhere.

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Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali specifically. Philosopher my ass...
 

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Math was easier back then???

Someone sat around and looked at the stars... and then developed math to prove that the earth orbited the sun..... Zero starting point.. zero books and wikipedia...

The Dark Ages- probably delayed satellites by 1000 years

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This monumental book traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Middle East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE to the end of indigenous intellectual culture in the second century BCE when cuneiform writing was gradually abandoned. Eleanor Robson offers a history like no other, examining ancient mathematics within its broader social, political, economic, and religious contexts, and showing that mathematics was not just an abstract discipline for elites but a key component in ordering society and understanding the world.


The region of modern-day Iraq is uniquely rich in evidence for ancient mathematics because its prehistoric inhabitants wrote on clay tablets, many hundreds of thousands of which have been archaeologically excavated, deciphered, and translated. Drawing from these and a wealth of other textual and archaeological evidence, Robson gives an extraordinarily detailed picture of how mathematical ideas and practices were conceived, used, and taught during this period. She challenges the prevailing view that they were merely the simplistic precursors of classical Greek mathematics, and explains how the prevailing view came to be. Robson reveals the true sophistication and beauty of ancient Middle Eastern mathematics as it evolved over three thousand years, from the earliest beginnings of recorded accounting to complex mathematical astronomy. Every chapter provides detailed information on sources, and the book includes an appendix on all mathematical cuneiform tablets published before 2007.

one thing that is forgotten about all of these ancient cultures is the amount of time they had.

this was their job, and their fathers job before that, and their fathers job before that....

its not like they sat at a desk for 3 months and came up with amazing results

the native americans had counting system believed to count stores of food etc.

we have the remnants of a rope and knot tree but we are unable to figure out how it works...

the romans were masters at building walls and bridges, not through math to start but trial and error

once the design worked they math was made on the back end
 

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Firefighter/EMT-B at 18 years old. Paramedic at 21 years old. 40 years old next month. I'm one of the guys women have handed their purse to, and their dying kids to. I'm also the guy that will sever the brainstem on any man or beast that needs it. Have a nice day. :)
Pauses, ?looks back...?you’re good to gooo. ??
 
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Math was easier back then???

Someone sat around and looked at the stars... and then developed math to prove that the earth orbited the sun..... Zero starting point.. zero books and wikipedia...

The Dark Ages- probably delayed satellites by 1000 years

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This monumental book traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Middle East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE to the end of indigenous intellectual culture in the second century BCE when cuneiform writing was gradually abandoned. Eleanor Robson offers a history like no other, examining ancient mathematics within its broader social, political, economic, and religious contexts, and showing that mathematics was not just an abstract discipline for elites but a key component in ordering society and understanding the world.


The region of modern-day Iraq is uniquely rich in evidence for ancient mathematics because its prehistoric inhabitants wrote on clay tablets, many hundreds of thousands of which have been archaeologically excavated, deciphered, and translated. Drawing from these and a wealth of other textual and archaeological evidence, Robson gives an extraordinarily detailed picture of how mathematical ideas and practices were conceived, used, and taught during this period. She challenges the prevailing view that they were merely the simplistic precursors of classical Greek mathematics, and explains how the prevailing view came to be. Robson reveals the true sophistication and beauty of ancient Middle Eastern mathematics as it evolved over three thousand years, from the earliest beginnings of recorded accounting to complex mathematical astronomy. Every chapter provides detailed information on sources, and the book includes an appendix on all mathematical cuneiform tablets published before 2007.


And if they had developed common core way back then, it would be 2025 before they would have come up with the answer to 2+2.
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Math was easier back then???

Someone sat around and looked at the stars... and then developed math to prove that the earth orbited the sun..... Zero starting point.. zero books and wikipedia...

The Dark Ages- probably delayed satellites by 1000 years

View attachment 7286566


This monumental book traces the origins and development of mathematics in the ancient Middle East, from its earliest beginnings in the fourth millennium BCE to the end of indigenous intellectual culture in the second century BCE when cuneiform writing was gradually abandoned. Eleanor Robson offers a history like no other, examining ancient mathematics within its broader social, political, economic, and religious contexts, and showing that mathematics was not just an abstract discipline for elites but a key component in ordering society and understanding the world.


The region of modern-day Iraq is uniquely rich in evidence for ancient mathematics because its prehistoric inhabitants wrote on clay tablets, many hundreds of thousands of which have been archaeologically excavated, deciphered, and translated. Drawing from these and a wealth of other textual and archaeological evidence, Robson gives an extraordinarily detailed picture of how mathematical ideas and practices were conceived, used, and taught during this period. She challenges the prevailing view that they were merely the simplistic precursors of classical Greek mathematics, and explains how the prevailing view came to be. Robson reveals the true sophistication and beauty of ancient Middle Eastern mathematics as it evolved over three thousand years, from the earliest beginnings of recorded accounting to complex mathematical astronomy. Every chapter provides detailed information on sources, and the book includes an appendix on all mathematical cuneiform tablets published before 2007.

Okay, I'll explain this using simple terms. It was a joke.
 
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True, but those dipshits in the upper half can afford to stay home for a few months. Sadly, most Americans with "non essential" jobs cannot afford the same. I am blessed to have an essential health care job but very cognizant of the fact that so many families out there are stuck at home and not sure how they will get through this shitshow.