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    Re: 1669 1ed Mathematical Manual
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2017 Apr 30, 14:55 -0400

    On 4/30/2017 2:33 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    > Math suffers from the same "cartoon history" problem that afflicts many
    > technical subjects including, of course, celestial navigation. It's
    > useful pedagogically to provide a shortened, polite society, highly
    > linear, formally "logical" history to engineering and science students,
    > but unfortunately these are pseudo-histories. The real thing is messy,
    > non-linear, political, and even mystical --affected by highly illogical
    > and frequently "un-scientific" beliefs and prejudices.
    
    "The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote
    down." - A. Whitney Brown
    
    

       
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