Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mathematicians

Q: What is the definition of an extroverted mathematician?
A: A mathematician who looks at your shoes when he talks.


[quasi source]

34 comments:

  1. I'm surprised international relations is such a high percentage.

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  2. sarabonne, you must be sitting smug, seeing the position of the arts majors...

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  3. Knowing my classmates, it's not surprising. Especially in light that many of them have kids my age.

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  4. hey, why aren't rabbinic majors on there? (cue jokes.....now!)

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  5. What are you trying to insinuate about Sara Hurwitz?

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  6. The guy from whom I copied it wrote that he doesn't know the sample from which these statistics were taken. For all we know the study included only one artist, who just happened to be a non-virgin.

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  7. A:In which school are CS majors so low?
    B:Rabbinic majors aren't on there because when asked all of them launched into a long shtickle torah on the exact definition of virginity.

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  8. And rabbinic majors probably don't believe that males can be categorized as virgins and non-virgins.

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  9. If so they are heretics as per kiddushin 10a

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  10. ביאה שלו כדרכה שמיה ביאה

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  11. Tell me smart alek, what's the zachor form of the word "besulah"?

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  12. Not an internet study virgin.May 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    According to your quasi source, the data is from 2001, but according to http://www.earthfrisk.com/blog/?p=18
    The data is from NYU 2007. This link contains more detail (but it could all be made up, right?)

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  13. Modeh B'MiktsasMay 4, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Mathematician

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  14. Never. As long as I can out-BS you I win.

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  15. but when you admit that you're bsing, you've already lost.

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  16. Have not. I follow precedent of ruach yisroel saba, daas teyreh and all other catchphrases.

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  17. Must every discussion degenerate into a disparagement of all that is holy?

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  18. (I thought most art majors were gay? At least men...)

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  19. wherefore the "woo-hoo"?

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  20. Side topic: We finally figured out the correct answer to your poll.

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  21. Anonymous: That too is ruach yisroel saba

    Sarabonne: That we did, but the question still stands, only with a shorter list.

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  22. Yeah, that's surprising. Why did neuroscientists score so high?

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  23. Because we are cool. Duh. (Obviously, cool for goyim = promiscuous, while cool for frum Jews means something else, but using the marker of coolness for goyish Neuroscientists, one can extrapolate the coolness factor to even frum Neuroscientists without necessarily extrapolating any other variables.)

    Also, Neuroscientists are not your normal scientific geeks. Most Neuroscientists I knew in college were pretty wild. Most Neuroscientists I know in grad school are wild too (surpassed only by Mol. Biologists.)

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  24. ca: take it or leave it. If you extrapolate one you have to take the other too.

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  25. Why? Correlation is not causation.

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  26. why do neuroscience and and molecular biology attract the wild ones? And you'll be glad to know that spell-check recommended I replace "neuroscience" with "pseudoscience."

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  27. Yes but correlation + probable mechanism = just about as close as we can get to causation

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  28. “Pericles, Sophocles, Peloponnesian War; 
X-Squared, Y-Squared, H2SO4; 
Cosine, Tangent, Secant, Line; 
Three point one four one five nine!”

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Forth shall ye all hold.