Sat, 06 Nov 2021
History of Science Shitcommenting
A recent post on History of Science and Mathematics stack exchange asks:
This kind of question astounds me. It reminds me of this episode from Understood Betsy:
Does this person seriously not know what a right angle is, apart from some formal definition involving ninety degrees or whatever? Do they know that a right angle lives outside the pages of a mathematics text? Maybe not!
Anyway, I was shocked, and left this comment:
I expected this would be quickly deleted, and might even earn me a reprimand from the moderators. It didn't, and now has seven upvotes.
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