May 27th, 2008

tree frog

I expect better of my math students

I don't know why I'd expect that my calculus students, at least the obviously bright ones, would be a little more logical than the rest of humanity. Apparently, though, I do expect that, and I'm always terribly disappointed when they turn out to be wishy-washy and enamoured with woo.

One of my best calc students this term, my best female student, doubts the validity of evolution.

Someone please shoot me.