Faith Based Mathematics?

From Harpers

From “Precalculus for Christian Schools”, a textbook published by Bob Jones University. The book is designed to help students “conform their thinking to biblical precepts.”

A line can be described either by its slope (a ratio) or by its inclination (an angle). These terms describe the deviation from the horizontal, but the word inclination also has a nonmathematical meaning. Without Christ, man is inclined to sin. The Word of God should shape our attitudes (inclinations).

Woah. I wonder what my grade 12 Math teacher would say, no doubt he is turning in his grave.

I think we should take a leaf from his book and beat the authors over the head with chalk board dusters.

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