Re: musicians among us

Subject: Re: musicians among us
From: "Paul Pehrson" <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:52:27 -0700

Whoa Lauren...

Personally, I think you are overreacting a bit to Fred's post. And the same
criticisms you made of Fred might also be applied to your post.

I personally found Fred's post to be insightful and complementary.
Apparently you did not. But can't we all still be friends?

-Paul Pehrson

On Dec 19, 2007 3:28 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> Fred,
> Why don't you try to find a way to say something constructive and maybe
> take
> part in the discussion at hand? Geometry is a part of mathematics, so for
> me to refer to a geometric theorem as an example of Pythagoras's role in
> math is not an error. You haven't really illustrated any error, although
> you seem interested in finding errors rather than in discussing topics.
> Who
> here really needs the detailed discussion about geometry when the
> discussion
> was about the relationship between music and math? What is the value in
> explaining that the square is "on the hypotenuse" and not "of the
> hypotenuse"? I don't give a flip and you have not added *any* value to
> this
> discussion, by this nit-picking.
> [...]

> You haven't said anything about the relationship between math and music
> and
> how learning one discipline helps to learn the other. To be quite honest,
> I
> don't see how your discussion relates to the topic, to learning in
> general,
> to relationships between different disciplines, or to technical writing at
> all. It seems like you are just trying to say something contradictory to
> my
> post, but you don't have anything of value to add.
> Lauren

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