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Apr. 2nd, 2004

Joan of Arcadia is annoying when it does math and science.

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thomb
Apr. 2nd, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
Lol. Here I am watching it right now!

It's a fun show though, and I do think they portray the nerdy younger brother in a decent way.
binkbink
Apr. 3rd, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
If it weren't that most of the viewers will go away believing it to be gospel, it would not be annoying, just funny. God should be the ultimate mathematician, but their writers are . . . well . . . writers.
gentlescholar
Apr. 3rd, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
Hey! Some of us writers can actually solve the Schrodinger Equation too! (Well, both of us...)
baronet
Apr. 5th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Which instance
Which instance of math & science annoyed you most recently? I don't remember being annoyed by the most recent episode, but it's all a sleepy blur at the moment.
crs
Apr. 5th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
Re: Which instance
"blah blah blah G major triad blah blah blah."

"Pythagoras! Oh, I get it now!"
baronet
Apr. 5th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
Re: Which instance
Sometimes random things trigger inspiration. I'll admit it's weak. JoA actually uses that fairly often to tie what Joan does into the solutions to her dad's problems.

Although it does remind me that I don't know how that theorem is proved.

I mean I can loosely justify that c is going to be bigger than a, bigger than b, but smaller than their sum, and the formula supports that. For *some* angle between the legs, a^2 + b^2 will = c^2, but that doesn't say anything about the angle always being 90 degrees.
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