You use math every day A TV that costs $249.99 is on a discount of 40%. The sales tax is 8%. You have $160 in your wallet. Do you have enough money to buy it?
A recipe calls for 1.5 oz of tequila for a drink of 4 ounces. You plan to make half a gallon of it for a party you're having. How much tequila will you need to go buy?
You take four courses -- chemistry, history, english, and calculus --and you have the grades of 2.0, 3.7, and 2.7 in the first three. What grade do you need to get in calculus to have at least a 3.0 GPA?
You eat four Oreos out of a pack that has 30. How many are left?
Look at all the stuff you can't possibly do without math.
Yes, he is a man The Abrahamic religions are based on an extremely patrilineal and sexist society. Men held power, men worked, men went to war, while women were forcibly entrusted with the duty of providing sex, raising children, and cooking. The followers of Christianity saw God as almighty and powerful; of course they would make God a man.
Cursive is useless - Cursive is inefficient; it takes a far longer time to write in legible cursive than in print (at least for me)
- Cursive takes far longer to read than print, all the more adding to its inefficiency
- By using pencils instead of fountain pens, and with less time dedicated to handwriting instruction, most children's cursive is laborious and illegible
- Cursive is outdated; we no longer use ink to write, therefore eliminating the need to prevent taking the pen off the page
- If cursive is so beautiful, then students should be able to opt for handwriting and calligraphy classes
- In the age of technology, typing is far more practical and needed than handwriting
I've wasted so much time learning cursive in elementary school, only never to use it since.
Yes, of course --
It's outrageous that churches aren't taxed in the U.S. The hell, separation of church and state?
Also, the U.S. Catholic Church brings in 170 BILLION dollars in revenue annually. That's up to par with big name companies like Apple and General Motors.
Not to mention that many pastors rake in salaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, with some living in multi-millionaire mansions.
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Yes, of course --
There seems to be a lot of confusion over what the word "theory" means, and justifiably so. Depending on its context, the word can mean different things.
- A theory in common, colloquial usage means a tentative hypothesis.
- A theory in science means an explanation of how something works, backed by evidence.
- A theory in theoretical physics is a mathematical model describing how something might work.
Hope this clears it up.
(Also, the Big Bang theory isn't theoretical physics; it's astronomy :P)
Science is never perfect Science is never perfect. It is constantly being reworked, improved upon, and revised as we gain more knowledge and evidence.
Science, including the Big Bang theory, is not completely set in stone. It is continually being tweaked even today. Sure, it's the best explanation we have, but to set our minds on it breeds ignorance as does with many Biblical fundamentalists.
We will probably never have a full understanding of how the universe began. However, we can try to learn as much as we can about it.
Coincidences happen all the time. If you actually set up an experiment where a test group with Bibles in their front pockets and a control group without a Bible were subjected to shootings, THEN it'll be convincing. However, coincidences happen all the time. Say I was eating a bagel when a bomb went off just a block away from where I was. Did the bagel save me?
A hundred times yes I fail to see how this is a moral issue at all. I mean, I see some controversial implications from religions (dammit religion) if a whole human were to be cloned, but just parts of the body? That can save a person's life?
If someone has any "moral worries" about cloning body parts, I'd like to hear it.
Yes, SAT should be abolished The SAT is almost entirely a way for the College Board to make money. Selling all those standardized tests to all those students across the nation nets you a whole lot of revenue.
This is further supported by the fact that in 2005, the University of California criticized the SAT in not being adequate in testing students' abilities and threatened to abandon the SAT requirement. In fear of causing a domino effect which would make many universities drop out the SAT as well (a huge hit to College Board's pockets), the College Board agreed to add in the essay writing section into the SAT.
No, a couple individuals do not represent a whole nation. Just as a couple terrorists do not represent the entire Muslim community, and as the KKK does not mirror all American white people as a whole, a group of vandalizing bad apples cannot possibly be used to stereotype the entire 128 million people nation that is Japan. It's just ludicrous.