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Forest manager gives a math talk - profs suspect nothing

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posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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A man with a degree in Forestry, who confused a sine with a cosine, read a math lecture at Purdue university. And answered questions. Professors did not suspect anything wrong and thought that the talk was "terrific."

How do such things happen?

Forest manager gives a math talk - profs suspect nothing




posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: vernichter




How do such things happen?

Did such a thing happen ?



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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This is from 1987, from an anti-science site to prove science is wrong, and only the bible is right.

Ok.

Now explain how he used a sine or cosine function incorrectly?

Ok, waiting.

edit on 29-3-2018 by DogStarIn1066 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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I was going to say the same, it seems like you have an agenda here vernichter since when ever you post on S&T its always some here say, he said she said about how the whole of all of academia are wrong because, hey look, one person did this, one time.

It is a poor and un-compelling attempt... just as the last ones were and boils down to what sounds like little more than school playground style tall tails.

Also... ever heard of blagging? Its quite easy to give a talk on a subject that you don't know, iv seen it done many times... its just when the questions are asked, you get pulled apart. But hey this is a story told by a single person dating back so far no one could possibly check, and yeah, iv heard so many bogus tails of 'normal folk' out smarting an expert, issue is, its usually told by a disgruntled normal person who is too afraid of admitting their plan totally failed when the first question was asked

So... thanks for playing... next please.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
Did such a thing happen ?


Here is a foto of Prof. Samuels with Berezovsky posted on Purdue website

www.stat.purdue.edu...

Samuels is no longer with us, but you may ask Prof. Rubin if it did happen

www.stat.purdue.edu...



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: vernichter

originally posted by: gortex
Did such a thing happen ?


Here is a foto of Prof. Samuels with Berezovsky posted on Purdue website

www.stat.purdue.edu...

Samuels is no longer with us, but you may ask Prof. Rubin if it did happen

www.stat.purdue.edu...



Oh, well that is certainly all the proof needed. Clearly the site you linked in OP is legit. I like how he links to his own other stories as proof.



posted on Mar, 29 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: DogStarIn1066
a reply to: vernichter
This is from 1987,

Yes, but not widely known. Petr Aven's book which tells the story came out just few months ago.


originally posted by: DogStarIn1066
from an anti-science site to prove science is wrong, and only the bible is right.

Can you substantiate this claim?


originally posted by: DogStarIn1066
Ok.

Now explain how he used a sine or cosine function incorrectly?

Ok, waiting.

This is a quote from Alexander Gnedin. You should ask him

www.qmul.ac.uk...



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: Ksihkehe

originally posted by: vernichter

originally posted by: gortex
Did such a thing happen ?


Here is a foto of Prof. Samuels with Berezovsky posted on Purdue website

www.stat.purdue.edu...

Samuels is no longer with us, but you may ask Prof. Rubin if it did happen

www.stat.purdue.edu...



Oh, well that is certainly all the proof needed. Clearly the site you linked in OP is legit. I like how he links to his own other stories as proof.

If you do not trust that site you can
1) Check Petr Aven's book
2) Check with Herman Rubin
3) Check with Alexander Gnedin

and find any contradiction between their statements and the story published on the website.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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Not buying it even a little... Reminds me way too much of the black sun redux guy's writing style.

It's also super spurious, intentionally vague, and the type of hearsay not even a gossip rag would consider anything close to substantive.



posted on Mar, 31 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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I vote we give up science and go back to the stone age. Who's with me!



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: ErosA433
I was going to say the same, it seems like you have an agenda here vernichter since when ever you post on S&T its always some here say, he said she said about how the whole of all of academia are wrong because, hey look, one person did this, one time.

All stories I post are well-documented. Books, research articles. At one time even a video.


originally posted by: ErosA433It is a poor and un-compelling attempt... just as the last ones were and boils down to what sounds like little more than school playground style tall tails.

Every shingle story had actually happened.


originally posted by: ErosA433Also... ever heard of blagging?

Even had to deal with in this thread.


originally posted by: ErosA433 Its quite easy to give a talk on a subject that you don't know, iv seen it done many times... its just when the questions are asked, you get pulled apart.

That's the point that Berezovsky did answer questions. And Dr. Fox did.


originally posted by: ErosA433 But hey this is a story told by a single person dating back so far no one could possibly check,

I gave here the webpages of Gnedin and Rubin. Did you even try to check?







 
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