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Tilting at Windmills

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November 1, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

PHYSICAL ANIMAL?....In last night's linkdump I posted links to nine different stories. But this morning, when I checked comments, more than 80% of them concerned the very last link about the ninth-grade physics problem. I sense an underserved blog market here.

Kevin Drum 11:31 AM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (6)

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There is actually a gigantic underserved market for teaching people to figure out relatively basic mechanical and mathematical problems of all sorts, mostly because people can relate to them and/or they are relevant to the things people do or are interested in (sports, travel, work tasks, etc).

Shame our public educational systems don't seem to be up to the task...

Posted by: bleh on November 1, 2007 at 11:54 AM | PERMALINK

Are you telling us that this is the first time you have realized that you attract a nerdy readership?

Posted by: Quaker in a Basement on November 1, 2007 at 12:14 PM | PERMALINK

80% !!! That's almost four-fifths!!!

Posted by: absent observer on November 1, 2007 at 12:34 PM | PERMALINK

I would attribute it more to “the recency effect”.

Posted by: The Conservative Deflator on November 1, 2007 at 1:09 PM | PERMALINK

But how many would actually show up at "The High School Physics Problem Blog?"

Posted by: capitalistimperialistpig on November 1, 2007 at 6:28 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, Your question was not well written, unless you wanted it to be a trick question.

"Crosswinds" and "clear" skies have nothing to do with each other.


Posted by: James on November 1, 2007 at 7:08 PM | PERMALINK
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