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DetlefK Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 05:12 PM
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100. The reason is the upcoming relativism.
When you are willing to give up your morals, because someone told you it would be okay, that's the beginning.
When you abandon critical self-reflection and thinking, that's the beginning.
When you accept the notion, that everything can be debated away, you lost.

Of course you don't need algebra per se in everyday life, but it is important for the EXACT same reason why literature is important: It greases your brain, it prepares your thinking for strange situations you might come across.
You won't accept obstacles. You will think.

Oh, and regarding the clich of bitter scientists: I know firsthand that physicists prefer rock music. :-)
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