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Topic: Re: Bridgers' letter to MATH. TEACHER
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Re: Bridgers' letter to MATH. TEACHER
Posted: Sep 8, 1995 3:36 PM
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I for one did not read the Bridgers' letter as contradicting Euler. I do
feel very strongly that there is a bureaucratic way of writing (which the
paper in question exemplifies) which hedges its bets on the one hand, and
yet gives a strong impression (which it tries to contradict) on the other.
This kind of writing manages to be both careful and sloppy at the same
time, and I don't think readers can be blamed for being misled by it.

For another example of this sort of writing, see this summer's Science
article on girls, boys, and science/math achievement.

Judy Roitman, Math, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, 913-864-4630

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