On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM, Joe Niederberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> GSC says: > >"... the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to > understand the exponential function" - > > >This 'shortcoming' seems to have been something 'genetically inbuilt in > our psyche. How than to bring home to students the overwhelming importance > of this function? > > Actually, some people think our inborn number sense is logarithmic, and > when we learn to count we are sort of working against that bias. > > Cheers, > Joe N >
This is where someone needs (is obliged to) mention music and logs and the fact that the eight notes of the octave represent a doubling then another doubling (of frequency).