Started by SBR*, November 10, 2012, 07:05:05 am
Quote from: Blizzard on November 19, 2012, 02:53:16 pmI noticed something in this discussion. All the people who have learned math in-depth (at least to some extent or a specific area) are actually against Tau while the rest is pro-Tau.
Quote from: SBR* on November 19, 2012, 04:03:47 pmOnce you learn more about a subject, you tend to become more conformistic. I'm not saying you guys are conformistic, but I'd just like to point out that knowing more about a topic not necessarily results in wiser choices.
Quote from: SBR* on November 19, 2012, 04:03:47 pmI think the question comes down to this: Do you think mathematics is all about beauty and elegance or about practicality. If it's the former, changing 2pi for tau seems good to me. If it's the latter, I'd say changing to tau would be too much of a hassle.
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Quote from: BlizzardI beg to differ. Without experience, knowledge and wisdom, you can't make a good choice. If you are lacking a lot knowledge and experience compared to me and we are both equally wise, you simply can't make a good decision based on your knowledge and experience alone, especially because you don't see the whole picture. (Not that I do, but I surely can see more than you in this case.)You wouldn't go vote for somebody either without first looking into what they are actually standing for.
Quote from: BlizzardLook around you. Look at your keyboard. Look at your screen. There's math appliance everywhere. It's a highly theoretical science, but it's being applied basically everywhere. I believe that practicality is far more important because of this.
Quote from: Riex'sthe fact is that it would of been a hell of a lot easier to wrap our minds around it in the beginning if we had used Tau and not Pi. as far as education goes we should make an effort to at the very least present the concept of Tau and let student use it to ease the learning process.those of us who have already learned this may have the concept down but that doesn't me we shouldn't strive to make the process easier for future learners so that we may advance together.