I confess that I occasionally laugh at my mathematician friends. (They laugh at me all the time.)
What stirs me is the stimulus/response mechanism that urges them to reduce everything to math. It doesn't matte whether it's global warming or intercontinental warring, they can find a mathematical answer.
I know it's not (always) their fault, but when they start to discuss who ate what at dinner, in order to split the check, my teeth begin to talk among themselves.
I am secretly overjoyed, therefore, that mathematicians have declared that something mundane is quite difficult for them.… Read more