According to wiki authors: The word algebra comes from the Arabic language (الجبر al-jabr "restoration") and much of its methods from Arabic/Islamic mathematics.
Research being conducted by Donald Trump is finding the hidden truths that mathematics is an 8th century plot by Islamic idealists to disrupt the daily lives of 21st century Americans. Today, liberal teachers are holding kids at school teaching them the very same methods that have secretly been passed on through academic institutions. A veritable tide of plagues are being thrust upon innocent Christians that will wash over the earth and destroy our sanity.
He should have been prepared! He was warned for months to wear black! Oh they never listen... Maybe decided to take the "honorable way out" like his beloved namesake? Nah... would require "courage of convictions" which has already been seen not to be the case. Agree with BRAVATRAVELS, hiding amongst the right-wing-corporate-FASCISTS propaganda b.s, throwing a hissy-fit on the Faux Noise forums probably. "It's a "leftist" conspiracy I's tells ya!"
Doesn't it all give you a warm comforting feeling inside? All's well with the world for a moment, the lunatics defeated (at least for a moment, in this 1 thing). Feels like x-mas morning! :)
According to Colbert "math has a liberal bias, after all, math is the reason Romney's tax plan doesn't add up" and Stephen ought to know since he's the one that told GWB that "reality has a liberal bias" right to his face.
But Colbert continued ""where does Silver get off predicting anything but the agreed narrative, I mean what part of razor tight doesn't he understand?" and "I'm not the only one tarnishing Silver's sterling reputation so is Jo-Jo Starbuck"
I'm wondering if Joe Scarborough is going to admit that he lost the bet to Nate Silver even if he does give the money to chairty, he seemed less worried about that than backing down on what he said.
On Thursday, Silver took an even more audacious step, putting his money where his statistician's mouth was. He must have spotted some tweets by Joe Scarborough, who has very publicly trashed Silver's way of covering elections.
Scarborough wrote that Silver and right-leaning pollster Scott Rasmussen "stand alone in their certainty" about how the election is going to go.
Silver responded by betting Scarborough $1,000 over the outcome of the race
Silver spoke to the Times' public editor, Margaret Sullivan, about the bet, which he called "half playful and half serious."
"He’s been on a rant, calling me an idiot and a partisan, so I’m asking him to put some integrity behind it," he said. "I don’t stand to gain anything from it; it’s for charity."