Thursday, September 5, 2019

Why we hate math and dates (video)

Scott Flansburg (, 10/12); Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly

The Human Calculator
(Superhero You) Re-Learning Math with Scott Flansburg: Remember hating math in school? The Human Calculator says it's because we were all taught the "wrong," least intuitive, and most complex ways of solving for answers. Why did they do this to us? They had their reasons. In reality, math is simple. Calculating (without a calculator) is simple. It can even be magical...when learned the "right" way, the better, more intuitive, easier way. Watch as he, the world's fastest human calculator, makes us fall in love with dreaded math in a whole new way.

The Human Calendar
Moon-based time is better. We had it from time immemorial because it works infinitely better than Catholic Empire time (Gregorian), which was the pope's calendar to accurately calculate Easter (Saturnalia) and the hell with everything else. There are 13 months (full moons) in a year, 7 days (a lunar phase) in every week, and four weeks in every moonth. This adds up to (4 x 7 = 28; 28 x 13 =) 364. What about the 365th? That's day zero. All counting begins with zero.

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