Why Do We Hate Math?

Hate math? Well according to Professor Edward Frenkel, from the University of California, Berkeley, what you are actually hate is the frustration with merely painting the ‘fences’ without knowing about the bigger picture or the greater works of arts out there i..e your frustration with complex numbers and vectors is blinding you to the bigger, beautiful uses of math out there that actually play an increasingly important and intimate role in your everyday life.

In a sense he makes an almost moral argument – that we owe it to ourselves to know and understand math so that we are not so easily fooled or misled by those who wield math for their own unscrupulous gains.

What do you think? Do these arguments make your reconsider your hatred for the subject? 


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