Life At Emory

The new math. Impressive.

What is the square root of 16? Don’t be silly, Prof Ellis, squares don’t have roots.

Emory U – the U stands for U Idiot.

14 Responses to “Life At Emory”

  1. Andy Says:

    See, I think this is an unfair representation of math at Emory. I’m pretty sure that the prof hadn’t finished solving for 37.

    He was probably still cipherin’, and planned to finish with ” +19 ” which would have equaled 37 (in Emory math).

    Honestly, the internet can be cruel.

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  3. sscogges Says:

    Actually he was probably just in the middle of giving an example of Euclid’s algorithm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid%27s_algorithm

    But don’t let that stop you from pretending that you’re smarter than a college math professor.

  4. The Mayor Says:

    And don’t let that stop you from being a pretentious asshole.

  5. sscogges Says:

    Ahhh what’s the matter Mitchie? Based on your post, I thought you’d appreciate someone getting called out for writing something stupid.

  6. The Mayor Says:

    And you were. Move along…

  7. John West Says:

    Ya, but he got to 36 and with only a measly one left over, whose gonna care. After all, in America the individual doesn’t count anymore …. collectives are what matter.

  8. Fenris Badwulf Says:

    I am rather interested in sscogges dissertation on how 37 = 2 x 18 is correct.

    I can appreciate cherry picking through the vast corpus of mathematical works to find some theorem that could be bashed square peg – round hole fashion as an excuse for why one of our non-ability selected academics put 37 = 2 x 18 up on the chalkboard. Calling the Mayor names does not quite cut it, unless you ascribe to the Bolshevik method of public discourse. Eh, what?

  9. Daniel Ream Says:

    From what’s written behind him on the board, it’s pretty damned clear that he’s teaching a first year class in number theory. I’m going with the “he hasn’t finished writing the proof yet” theory.

  10. Michele Says:

    I see a hashmark over the equal sign which turns it into a “does not equal” sign. The equation reads “thirty seven does not equal two times eighteen.”

  11. Ed Driscoll Says:

    To Paraphrase George Orwell……

    …Freedom is the freedom to say that 2 X 8 = 37. If that is granted, all else follows — at least in Emory University’s marketing materials. (H/T: 5′ofF)……

  12. Emkay Says:

    Uhmmm, Doesn’t the equation read “37 does not equal 2 times 18″? I think there’s a slash, however faint, through the equals sign.

  13. Buck O'Fama Says:

    It’s a good laugh but seriously, if this fellow truly doesn’t know 2×18 not = 37, then we’d better ALL head for the hills….

  14. herpderp Says:

    37 = 2 x 18 in base 9 you fucking dolts, take a look at the rest of the board and you will figure it out…

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