Rebuttals of the Anti New York Times

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courtesy of M. King


Slimes contributerRichard A. Friedman(cough, cough)is a professor of clinical psychiatry and the Director of the psychopharmacology clinic at Cornell Medical College. In this piece about his love for mathematics, he reveals, albeitnot intending to do so,the hidden psychological reason behind why many of today’s “scientists” have gotten carried away with creating and solving math equations when they should be conducting experiments and making observations instead. The great, and we do meangreatNikola Tesla(1856-1943) warned about this 20th Century trend when he trashed Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” as:

2.Children can indeed become“excited”by math, once they understand it. When the emotional gratification of solving equations becomes addicting, a “scientist” can

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