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#206 - cyanidesandvich
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(02/17/2013) [-]
here is a question to see if you understand.

Who invented mathematics?

take your time.
#211 to #206 - poniesareghey
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(02/17/2013) [-]
It wasn't any one individual person, man just gradually evolved a form of sort of basic primitive mathematics to overcome individual everyday problems. From there it grew and was improved upon till what it is now.
#212 to #211 - cyanidesandvich
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(02/17/2013) [-]
well you started of on the right track by dismissing the question, but you're wrong
#218 to #212 - poniesareghey
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No, it's correct.
Math is the set of many things, algebra, geometry, division, so on and so forth
While in certain cases like Algebra you can say one person in particular (it was an Arabic scholar, though I can't remember the name), you can't credit the whole thing to one person.
So if your question is "who invented mathematics", "who" being the subject in an individual form, there is no proper answer than the explanation I gave you.
#221 to #218 - cyanidesandvich
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but sir, mathematics was never invented.
but only discovered.

had we never found the value of Pi to be 3.1415926...
that wouldn't make it false, it always exists.

in short, mathematics is one of the only constant things that exists within our universe.

sure people discovered usage of algebra, geometry, division, but they in no way invented it, and it is quite arrogant of us a a species to say that someone did invent it.
#213 to #206 - harleycurnow
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No one. It's not a real thing. It's just a name we put to **** that happens, for example if you have 2 cows and someone gives you another you then have 3 cows. It just happens. No invention.
#214 to #213 - cyanidesandvich
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(02/17/2013) [-]
yep, pretty much. We discovered mathematics, not invented it.
#215 to #214 - harleycurnow
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(02/17/2013) [-]
But it's not like gravity, it's not an actual thing that someone once realised is there, we always knew about it, it's just logic.
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#100 - ryanmck
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Africa would be unknown by white men if it weren't for math? So math caused slavery. Thanks Obama Math.
#103 to #100 - hydraetis
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(02/17/2013) [-]
........Slavery existed long before Africa was colonized by white people.
#106 to #103 - ryanmck
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(02/17/2013) [-]
it's just a joke
#83 - therealdoctor
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#56 - mishaestrin
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Feels ending
#47 - danniegurl
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(02/17/2013) [-]
i don't see how writing really requires math.
#51 to #47 - grimmapple
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Rhythm and meter in poetry, for one. Iambic, tochaic, anapestic styles. Mono, di, tri, tetrameters. All that stuff deals with writing and patterns, and it all has at least some amount of basic counting involved. Therefor, writing, poetry no less, requires some amount of math. Not to mention series, chapters and pages correlating to specific numbers, making navigation and conversation easy and efficient for anyone versed with the counting system used. TL;DR, I'm still a junior in high school and I'm already a huge nerdy-nerd in nearly every subject, and deserve to be made fun of because of the exorbitant extent of my knowledge. Also, I feel as if this picture is quite relevant.
#52 to #51 - danniegurl
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(02/17/2013) [-]
touche.
you win.
#53 to #52 - grimmapple
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Oh. Well thank you. It was a good question, and I only recently changed my views about it myself. Thank you for not calling me a smarty-fag and making fun of my hopefully helpful information.
#57 to #53 - danniegurl
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(02/17/2013) [-]
i would never make fun of someone for being smart. i am most of the time, guess i just didn't think along the lines of poetry writing.
i was thinking more novels and such.
#59 to #57 - grimmapple
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Well, anyways, glad to be of assistance.
Well, anyways, glad to be of assistance.
#69 to #47 - Jackimole
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(02/17/2013) [-]
The mass production of computers, printers, pens, pencils, and paper requires math.
Also what grimmapple said.
#217 - anon
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Uhm... the Russians were trading with the native Americans before the British found the new world... They were trading all up and down the Coast from Alaska to Mexico... which is why the Native Americans 'didn't seem surprised to see white men' when Louis and Clark came about.
#216 - xgeneration
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(02/17/2013) [-]
**xgeneration rolls 042**
#205 - cyanidesandvich
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#191 - rstwozerozeroseven
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(02/17/2013) [-]
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#159 - weakinthecenterr
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#135 - hazop
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(02/17/2013) [-]
but maths is more fun than english :(
#134 - anon
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(02/17/2013) [-]
"Medicin"...



maybe you should have listened to English.
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#131 - fukdatson
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(02/17/2013) [-]
How does one discover..
A place of which a group of people already live on?

How's that for assholeyness
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#123 - demjimmies
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#18 - igelior
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(02/17/2013) [-]
"Chemistry where are you?" xD
#17 - anon
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(02/17/2013) [-]
moronic at best. learn to write, then maybe go to school and you will find that half your comments on math are mistaken in the most basic ways.
#12 - isbak
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(02/17/2013) [-]
But, i kinda liked math. So much that it was my favourite class, A..a..am i sick FJ?