Subject: Re: You want racism? I'll give you racism
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:31:12 PM UTC-5, Dutch wrote:
> On 3/7/2018 6:20 PM, fffurken wrote:
> > On Thursday, 8 March 2018 02:15:34 UTC, Dutch wrote:
> >> What do you mean when you say that races are "equal"? That seems like a
> >> misuse of a mathematical term. Perhaps you should clarify.
> > Races aren't equal. But I presume your beef is with the term "equal", what do you mean by that
(not sure what it has to do with maths)?
> x = y "Equality" is a mathematical term meaning two things are exactly
> the same. I contend it means something quite different in social science.
Is it? 1/2 = 2/4 is a statement about numerical equality, but the quantities are not 'exactly the
same'. One has a 4, the other does not.