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04/28/2021

“…if I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child’s natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn’t possibly do as good a job as is currently being done — I simply wouldn’t have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul-crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education.”


‘A Mathematician’s Lament’ [pdf]


https://betterexplained.com/articles/a-gentle-introduction-to-learning-calculus/

04/21/2021

It's ironic that anyone questioning lockdown is labeled as a 'Covid-denier', a nod to Holocaust denial. The Holocaust, one of the most horrific policies in human history resulted in perhaps seven million (or even more) people dying, global lockdown policy however is predicted to kill over 100m people. Anyone who sympathises with such a policy has blood on their hands.


https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/10/07/covid-19-to-add-as-many-as-150-million-extreme-poor-by-2021

04/14/2021

More unreferenced tripe from the ever appalling Times.


"new waves of greater magnitude". Our 'second wave' was half of the first in terms of excess deaths.


"Sweden, whose loose, mainly voluntary, restrictions were once a beacon to lockdown sceptics, cases per capita are higher than anywhere else in Europe"


A quick look over to EuroMOMO shows that Sweden were one of the least hit countries in Europe.


"partially vaccine-resistant South African mutation" but not resistant to those previously infected, no mention of that.


"allowing for the greater difficulty with which Covid spreads outdoors"


It doesn't spread outdoors... protests, vigils, Super Bowls and common sense prove this.


"Caution, now more than ever, is the only responsible course"


Caution (blind fear and panic) has already caused and continues to cause incredible devastation.... so the more the merrier?


When we ended lockdown-one in July 2020, there wasn't any more Covid for months! Covid, like other respiratory diseases is hugely seasonal, now is the time to end ALL restrictions while preparing for any winter resurgence (what we should have done last time)


If the whole point of restrictions was to 'flatten the curve' and protect the NHS... what threat is the NHS currently under, really?


Pathetic :(