Lou Talman posted Mar 2, 2013 10:34 PM: > > Because so few humans undertake any endeavors. > I do, I think, understand the sense in which you make this assertion - but: I believe that (at least in a simplistic way) we're all performing lesser or greater 'endeavors' all the time (in some way or another):
- -- Every day, we get up; perform ablutions; do various other things, from getting breakfast to working on a whole number of small objectives (endeavors).
- -- Every human being is always *endeavoring to do something or the other* all through his/her life - and so is every group of human beings. (Not that the individuals or groups are actually endeavoring to do worthwhile things; or performing their endeavors effectively). > The rest of Lou Talman's response appears below: > > On Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:46:02 -0700, Robert Hansen > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > On Mar 1, 2013, at 2:52 PM, Louis Talman > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > >> Here I must disagree. Mathematics has been, is, > and will remain, > >> central to human endeavor; it is one of only two > >>effective tools we > >> have for manipulating ideas. > > > > How can something be "central to human endeavor" if > so few humans posses > > the ability? > > > > Bob Hansen > > -- > --Louis A. Talman > Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Metropolitan State University of Denver > > <http://rowdy.msudenver.edu/~talmanl>