Why Math? Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds

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There are people who say “I’ll never need this math, these trig identities”, from 10th grade, or 11th grade, or maybe you never learned them. Here’s the catch. Whether or not you ever again use the math you learned in school; the act of having learned the math established a wiring in your brain that didn’t exist before. And it’s the wiring in your brain that makes you a problem solver.

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

I wish some of today’s leadership would see things from his point of view.

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