I do not welcome trolls on this thread. If you have something to say about the topic at hand, do so. Otherwise, please move on! I will not engage in any lengthy discussion, as I do not have the time. Many of the links contain old Knol articles I wrote which were highly rated during its curriculum vitae. Knol featured articles of mine that received thousands of hits every week. I won the top awards many times. You may not like my personality. That's fine because chances are I wouldn't like yours either! I ask that you refrain from exposing your stupidity on this thread as I cannot moderate comments.
1. Ask *one* question at a time or leave a *short* comment (I'd prefer not to read your comments, but please, if you must, a short comment only). 2. Do NOT write essays as I am not interested in your opinions. 3. Use proper English grammar and spelling. 4. Do NOT attack the character of a contributor. 5. Do NOT use profanity. 6. Do NOT spam the thread just because you can. It makes it hard for others who are serious and want to learn. 7. This is MY thread. If you don't like it, then please avoid reading it. More importantly, avoid defecating here before you move on to other threads. 8. If you must be an arsehole, please be kind enough to create your own thread.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
This thread is a labour of love for those who are earnest about mathematics.
Real mathematics educators, researchers and students will enjoy reading this thread.
Occasionally I will post new links to topics and comments in this thread.
The primary goal is to expose academic stupidity, and to stamp out ignorance. I also hope to spark enthusiasm for mathematics and encourage independent thought. My motto in life is summarised by the following lines:
All knowledge is questionable. No knowledge is ever past further investigation. All knowledge is subject to revision and correction.