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I’ll be honest… if any of my students presented this to me, I’d probably honor it:
(via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster)
ooooh, me like.
Can I use it as a jury duty excuse too?
Pretty harsh, one can also oppose imaginary numbers, normal families and simple groups and all sorts of radicals and the impossibility to solve quintics with their use.
Praise His Noodliness with deferential equations.
My Calculus book had a one-page bio of a different mathematician every chapter. I can’t remember which one was quoted as saying his fantasies in life were to
1. Prove the Riemann zeta hypthosesis. 2. Score the winning play in an important game of cricket. 3. Murder Mussolini 4. Prove the non-existance of God.
(OK, I Gooogled it – he was GH Hardy.
GH Hardy was a badass!
You would not. But you’d laugh along with your student.
What is one with so much faith doing in a math class?
I’ve heard it said that there will be prayer in school as long as there are math tests.
Yes, but will it get you out of a parking ticket in Toronto?
Isn’t that the same as ‘no atheists in foxholes’?
Cool stationary, anyway. Except that Spaghetti monster is not flying, and does not appear to be very monstrous. But he/she looks more delicious than Jesus or Vishnu.
I’d give it back to him, and say “These higher powers are real. Next time, use the Atheist “A”, and phrase it-
As an Atheist, he does not subscribe to higher powers.”
…and that humorless waste of skin gunning for Hemant’s job files another printout away…
You pastafarians are the spawn of the weevil (the greater weevil) and are condemned to burn at the bottom of the pot forever! We Lasagnaites are opposed to anyone being excused from learning. We are founded on the principle of layered divinity. Mathematics is the top layer and closest to the language of the great chef, who’s master meal is feast for our spirits and feeds our souls! How can anyone excuse ignorance, I mean really!
Mathematic puns are the first sine of madness.
@Bob: Similar, but in a foxhole you’re still hoping that your buddy will help – in a math test you really mean it.
Let’s not go off on a tangent shall we. All these hyperbole divide the focal point.
Hemant, you would honor the note only because you would honor any such note from any denomination, right? You wouldn’t want the fundies coming after you again at work, now…
You’ll have 20 copies of this on your desk next test if even one of your students reads your blog!.
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