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# On Silence

Posted by editormum on 13 January 2005 in Uncategorized | ∞

It is better either to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

— Pythagoras

## 5 Comments

If that’s the same guy that gave us the Pythagorean Theorem, I refuse to respect his wisdom based upon my irrational hatred of algebra and geometry.

What’s irrational about hating Algebra and Geometry? I hated Algebra so much that I failed it the first time around. I passed it the second time, but if anyone ever puts a gun to my head and says “Solve this quadratic equation or die,” well, I’m going to reach around and pull the trigger myself to save him the effort.

I did, however, love Geometry. I’ve been told that Geometry is the most language-oriented of the mathematical sciences, and I believe it. I made straight As in Geometry until the day they started adding stinking Algebra into the stuff. Then I made straight Ds.

And yeah, it’s the same guy. But I thought the Pythagorean Theorem was WAY cool.

How about the Foil method! I love Algebra and Geometry! so Pathagorian

is that like pathetic A squared x b squared = c Squared it is the square of the triangle!! wooooweee!

Yeah, the Pythagorean Theorem is

[a(a)] + [b(b)] = [c(c)]

Or

The sum of the squares of two sides of a right triangle equals the square of the hypotenuse.

Ole Big P was obviously never a blogger!