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Domenico Rosa

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WHY MATH IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 9:47 AM
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https://www.wired.com/story/why-math-is-the-best-way-to-make-sense-of-the-world/

ARIEL BLEICHERARIEL BLEICHER, SCIENCE, 09.16.17

WHY MATH IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD

When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of
incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she
relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a
recent study, 36 percent of college students don't
significantly improve in critical thinking during
their four-year tenure. "These students had trouble
distinguishing fact from opinion, and cause from
correlation," Goldin explained.

She went on to offer some advice: "Take more math
and science than is required. And take it seriously."
Why? Because "I can think of no better tool than
quantitative thinking to process the information
that is thrown at me."
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