My sincere apologies to all Math-teach readers if you find this of no interest to you. I know that you are all totally focused on issues related to the teaching (and learning) of math and also math itself.
But I've always felt that mathematicians and scientists do have interests that go far beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines. In this spirit, I present:
Now I know that 'rat sense' in the way that Robert Hansen uses the term almost certainly has a whole deal more to do with math (and the teaching of math) than does the "Secret of Male Beauty (in Turkeys)".
But yet, I do believe that really good and truly passionate teachers will be able to find ways to link up their students' interest (or lack of interest) in math with the idea of male beauty (in turkeys).
(By the way, I myself have not yet been successful in linking up the two - so I'd be most grateful to anyone who could provide such a link. I shall be presenting this article at one of my forthcoming workshops on the 'One Page Management System' [OPMS]).