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56% of Americans think Arabic numerals shouldn't be taught

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https://www.sciencealert.com/more-than-half-of-americans-could-be-confused-about-arabic-numbers

 

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Our tendency to identify facts based on who we identify with as our people is intrinsic to our way of thinking.

Unfortunately, unless your brain is especially unique, that means you as well.

Where many people think our number system isn't (or shouldn't be) Arabic because of their tribal values, others will be quick to make assumptions on how such misinformation arises in the first place, also based on their own tribal affiliations.

While there are established examples of hateful political leaders foolishly calling for Arabic numbers to be banned, some of us are also quick to share satirical news reports that make leaders seem particularly ignorant.

Admittedly, in a world where fake news often clashes with Poe's law, taking the time to tell the difference between fact and reality can take some extra critical brain power.

Fortunately science gives us a pretty good grasp of the kinds of tribal biases that affect how we learn not just about number systems, but everything from climate change to evolution, from the shape of our planet to whether to vaccinate our kids.

Tribalism is a wedge that isolates us from handy scientific knowledge.

But that also gives us a pretty good place to start if we want to turn that 56 percent into a number that's a little less shocking. It starts with finding what we have in common, rather than what drives us apart.

FYI, 72% of Republicans said Arabic numerals should not be taught, as compared to 34% of Democrats and 57% of Independents. Either way, the percentages are way too high.

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Then what are you going to use? The tacky Roman numerals? :ace: 

 

Arabs don't even use the 123456789 numerals

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Yep, technically, the numbers we are using are the Indian-Arabic numerals.

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The dumbest nation.

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This is embarrassing 

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Why do they care? :rip: 

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Why are they called "Arabic numerals" when they're originally derived from India?

 

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Cue the 50000 tired ass "AMuRiKKKanZ R DuMb XD unLikE Us EurOPeAns" comments

bet you if we polled a european country similar results would happen. let's not act like ignorant anti-arab sentiment is a US-only thing!

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Americans think

 

Here’s the problem.

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1 minute ago, eaucitronnée said:

Cue the 50000 tired ass "AMuRiKKKanZ R DuMb XD unLikE Us EurOPeAns" comments

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I'm more surprised that 28% of the Republicans said yes. 

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4 minutes ago, JonginBey said:

 

 

 

Here’s the problem.

Sksjskjs :rip:

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Have fun doing calculations with Roman numerals.

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Why would Americans (and Europeans, for that matter) want to be taught Arabic numerals anyway? :deadbanana2:

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8 minutes ago, Psikea said:

Why would Americans (and Europeans, for that matter) want to be taught Arabic numerals anyway? :deadbanana2:

:skull:

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Why would they want Arabic numerals when there are Roman numerals?
America and the Roman Empire. 
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9 minutes ago, Psikea said:

Why would Americans (and Europeans, for that matter) want to be taught Arabic numerals anyway? :deadbanana2:

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This reminds me of a video where random people were stopped on the street in Hungary and they were told that Arabic numbers were going to be introduced in the country... half of them were against the idea the other half didn't care or didn't know what to say lmao :rip:

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Shouldnt be taught where? Are we talking about in American schools?

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Y’all do realize that mathematics was invented by Muslims right? Along with hospitals, universities, music as an artform, coffee and countless other things. Y’all gonna give up on all that too?

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29 minutes ago, Psikea said:

Why would Americans (and Europeans, for that matter) want to be taught Arabic numerals anyway? :deadbanana2:

We use "Arabic" numerals. :skull:

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31 minutes ago, Psikea said:

Why would Americans (and Europeans, for that matter) want to be taught Arabic numerals anyway? :deadbanana2:

WTF? :bibliahh:

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