Fox and Friends: Stupid, Stupid, Stupid
They run a story on how math teachers don't know their subjects well enough. Remember, and I doubt many of my readers have heard anything like this, I've seen this quote on a TV show for kids on the Trinity Broadcasting Network
The devil knows all the science and math and we wouldn't want to be like him.Anyway, the story was as insipid as one might expect, and then one of them mentions the hypotenuse. One says "Doesn't that have something to do with a right angle?" and one of them says "It is the shortest distance between two points" and that this was the "dictionary definition" and that it was one of the "few things [he] remembered from school."
Maybe some people are bad at math because their religion says science is evil. Maybe some people are bad at math because there isn't sufficient social concern. Maybe some people are bad at math because other people have a vested interest in keeping other people's children ignorant. Maybe some people are bad at math because rich people send their kids to private schools, and also foot politician's bills. Maybe some people are bad at math because they watch Fox News.