Actually, it's an \"imaginary\" number, but I'll just let Nutrider have that one because Christians(TM) know everything.
7/19/2005 1:46:01 AM
Not really a FStDT-worthy quote, IMO. But still amusing.
7/19/2005 1:55:06 AM
This probably isn't that funny by itself. However it is much funnier after seeing how arrogant and condescending Nutrider was being while discussing math.
7/19/2005 11:53:27 AM
If it weren't for the fact that I'd have to go to that hellhole of a forum to do it, I'd have a field day with this guy if he likes to \"argue\" mathematics. Just happens to be one of my specialties.
7/20/2005 4:03:24 AM
This isn't fundie. Just plain stupid.
8/5/2008 3:39:35 PM
I couldn't tell you the square root of -1. I'm HORRIBLE at math.
8/29/2008 4:58:03 AM
My maths teacher?
Yeah, he....He wants a word with you.
1/16/2009 1:48:32 PM
Incidentally, the answer is i.
1/16/2009 2:58:31 PM
There's actually a fairly strong math-wanker trend within contemporary American fundamentalism (especially the extreme homeschooler variety). A large number of fundies reject set theory on religious grounds...though I'm still not sure what they're smoking with that. It wouldn't surprise me if some of them refuse to teach their kids the concept of an "imaginary number".
1/16/2009 3:34:12 PM
If you have a negative IQ, -1 = 1, so the nutrider has a valid argument.
1/16/2009 3:55:06 PM
2/2/2009 10:17:41 AM
So i = 1?
7/3/2009 5:43:38 PM
fwiw, there is a mathematical "disproof" of god using set theory. It is possible fundies have a thing with set theory because of philosophical arguments like that. They're also likely to reject anything they can't understand, which is likely to be a lot of math.
7/4/2009 3:59:25 PM
No, it's i, an imaginary number.
It's like I always say: Fundies are like the square root of 2, and their god is like the square root of -1.
12/15/2010 5:58:46 PM
I hadnt heard about that particular math thingy before :o
Am I a fundie now? :<
12/15/2010 8:05:56 PM
You failed Algebra II, didn't you?
2/1/2011 8:11:23 PM
David F Mayer
It is informative to see that your ignorance is not limited to the empirical sciences, but extends to Mathematics as well. You are a PERFECT ignoramus. Congratulations, perfection is rare.
2/1/2011 10:11:18 PM
Uhhhhh...okay, he's bad at math. How is this fundie?
A square cannot be a negative, as a square is a number multiplied by itself. To get -1, you must multiply 1 by -1, so the answer to this question is an imaginary number, noted by i.
2/1/2011 10:32:23 PM
fwiw, there is a mathematical "disproof" of god using set theory. <<
Said "disproof" is not really valid, since it requires a few assumptions and depends critically on your definition of "god". Perhaps we should teach everyone set theory so that they know what they are objecting to.
2/2/2011 12:21:34 AM
2/2/2011 8:41:34 AM
I think we have to bear in mind the possibility that Nutrider99 overlooked the minus sign, thinking it was just another example of standard fundie misuse of punctuation.
2/2/2011 11:21:14 AM
I'm surprised no-one has commented that Andy Schlafly of Conservapedia does indeed deny the validity of imaginary numbers for some unstated reason. Very weird!
With fundies anything is possible!
2/5/2011 7:03:04 PM
Oh man... So much fail in that thread
Not to mention he stated that: -1*-1 = -1
2/5/2011 7:49:16 PM
Actually, it's i. Or imaginary.
7/20/2011 12:40:08 PM
Haha, up yers, buddy! According to my calculator, the correct answer is 'Invalid Input for Function'!
10/11/2011 3:01:16 PM