You will not believe this. Joe Biden, at a campaign rally in Wooster, Ohio
today yesterday, used mathematics in an analogy to demonstrate why you shouldn’t vote McCain. And I’m not talking about arithmetic or even algebra. He used calculus in his analogy–specifically inflection points! WTF?
This is not change I can believe in. Candidates for president are not allowed to even give the slightest impression that they are intelligent, curious people. I strongly disapprove.
Check out the video at around the 2:35 mark or just read the transcript and you can scoff along:
Biden: Folks, remember your calculus classes from undergraduate school, you few crazy people who were engineers, God love ya? But all kidding aside, remember your calculus class you learned about an inflection point? That’s the point at which, like, you’re driving your car, where the steering wheel is dead straight, and once you make a move, even to a degree, you commit that automobile hurdling in a direction you can’t immediately change. Well, in American history, there have been about four or five inflection points… [etcetera]
HOW DARE HE INSULT MY STUPIDITY WITH HIS ELABORATELY ABSTRACT MATHEMATICAL METAPHORS THAT ONLY D&D NERDS WILL UNDERSTAND.