Two grown men arguing about how many days are in a week

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See, your junior high math teacher was right: you might actually use this stuff sometime. Set theory in action, folks.

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This is what the internet is for. Not porn, not cats. It’s for flame wars over insignificant things.

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There are two guys arguing to start, but each one is a different man, so the three dudes are each having a discussion between each other. That’s four discussions if you count each direction as a separate direction. Thus five bros are actually arguing about how many days there are in a week.

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I would argue that whether 7 ÷ 2 = 3.5 or 7 ÷ 2 = 4 is actually quite important. If it’s the latter we’ve got a whole lot of problems.

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This flame war is obviously a result of the new Common Core math standards.

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I don’t know where you get 5 guys from; more like 3-4. Plus, it is across like 6 posts, so it is about 1.8 guys/post anyway. Not a big deal. Did you fail 2nd grad math or something?

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No no no you’re doing it all wrong. You’re supposed to call me terrible names and suggest I failed third grade. We can save the Nazi references for later if you’re not yet fully committed.

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Does BoingBoing rate a higher erudition score if our recent argument were about mind-boggling fun with infinity?

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Clearly this is important to the bodybuilders because…

(wait for it…)

seven days makes one weak!

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Creatine, not even once.

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I think i’ve seen similar argument quality from the gamergate crowd.

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In all this discussion, let’s not forget that it began with someone saying that going every other day was 4-5 times a week. Not four, but four to five. Five, to quote Monty Python, is right out.

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If only Adam Buxton were hear to read those comments out

7 ÷ 2 = 4 to one significant figure, which is good enough for just about anything. Did you flunk engineering or something?

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… and so it begins :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Let the armies align themselves!

Pure math vs Applied math!

I shall fire the first volley thus…

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Oh! Now we’re hearing from the engineer. I guess you couldn’t hack it in pure mathematics, eh?

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It looks like they’re trying to fit an every-other-day workout schedule evenly into two weeks with an equal number of workout days per week. The assumption that evenness comes in units of weeks and not every-other-days is messing them up.

Looks like “gym brain” is an actual condition.

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