Dan Christensen wrote: > >>> Judging by the lengthy debates in various online forums, I would say >> >>> this is a divisive issue. (For example, the ongoing "Ask A >> >>> Mathematician" thread on this topic starting in December 2010 now has >> >>> 982 postings!) >> >> >> >> Ha ha. Are you claiming that an issue (whatever that means, is it >> >> something like a problem?) that is divisive online must be so in >> >> mathematics as well? Why? >> > > Now, you are being silly.
I'm not, I'm pointing out that divisive in online mathematics discussions is not the same as divisive in mathematics. All sorts of nutters say all sorts of things online.
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