posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 05:51 AM
Originally posted by Krusty the Klown
reply to post by EdSurly
You are assuming I'm lazy and an iphone owner. Well done. In fact I'm neither but thanks for pre-judging me.
You still did not answer the question the student asked. How often does a layman need to calculate the area of a circle?
Is there anything else you can use pi for?
And I am not being a smart ass like you assume. If you don't know the answer don't bother replying, I'm asking for someone with some ACTUAL
knowledge to reply.
The "layman" doesn't use it, there are many things the layman doesn't use. The layman doesn't use the theory of relativity, the layman doesn't
even realize they use Newton's laws of motion, the layman doesn't realize they use simple machines, many laymen don't realize that compound
interest exists, that's why they're laymen. All those things are still out there, all those things are still useful, all those things are still used
by each and every person who is on the forfront of research and development and the creation of new technology.
Perhaps the answer to the question is "It can mean the difference in being a layman and being something much, much more"
How many children dream of or have the goal of being "just a layman" or an ordinary, average person? No, they dream of bigger and better things. We
dream of bigger and better things for our children. Knowledge is the great equalizer. It represents the quest for knowledge and what can be obtained.