Monday, August 3, 2015

Another Difficult Pageant Question: Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

This is a funny spoof on the Miss USA pageant interview section, during which contestants were asked if evolution should be taught in schools.

Another Difficult Pageant Question: Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

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As a follow-up to yesterday's column on the word "belief" and the Miss USA contestants' views on evolution, I wanted to show this hilarious spoof that somebody created. In this case, the question substitutes math for evolution. The answers are more or less the same.

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In pursuit of her stories, writer Faye Flam has weathered storms in Greenland, gotten frost nip at the South Pole, and floated weightless aboard NASA’s zero-g plane. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and started her writing career with the Economist. She later took on the particle physics and cosmology beat at Science Magazine before coming to the Inquirer in 1995. Her previous science column, “Carnal Knowledge,” ran from 2005 to 2008. Her new column and blog, Planet of the Apes, explores the topic of evolution and runs here and in the Inquirer’s health section each Monday. Email Faye at fflam@phillynews.com. Reach Planet of the at fflam@phillynews.com.

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