The Patriarchy scares me, Daddy. It expects correct answers and I don’t always get them. This makes me have to deal with failure and then doesn’t even give me my alcohol for free. We should just abolish the concept of correct answers. If I feel like 2 + 2 doesn’t have to equal 4, I fail to see the downside.
In fact, I can roll to disbelieve that 2 + 2 = 4. Here’s how you use math to delude yourself without even having to listen to the screech-harpies on CNN or MSNBC.
In the integer system, under usual addition: 2+2=4, and it will “NEVER” be the case that 2+2=5. However, in abstract algebra, it is possible to define a new operation, let’s call it #, such that the set of integers (Z, #) under the operation # is a group.
And we can define this operation to be:
For any elements a, b in Z, we have that a#b=a+b+1.
In order for (Z,#) to be a group, the following must be satisfied:
i) For all a, b, c in Z, then a#(b#c) = (a#b)#c [Associative law]
a#(b#c) = a#(b+c+1) = (a+b+c+1)+1 = a+b+c+2
(a#b)#c = (a+b+1)#c = (a+b+1+c)+1 = a+b+c+2,
and thus our set follows the associative law.
ii) There exists an element e in Z such that a#e = e#a = a, for all a in Z [Identity element exists]
Let e= -1, then we see that:
a#e =a#-1 = (a +(-1)) + 1 = a +(-1) +1 = a,
e#a = -1#a = ((-1)+a)+1 = (-1)+a+1 = a,
and thus our set has an identity element, -1.
iii) For any element a in Z, there exists an element b such that a#b = e [Inverses exists]
For any element a in Z, consider the element b = -a-2,
a#b = a#(-a-2) = (a+(-a-2))+1 = a+(-a)+(-2)+1 = -1,
b#a = (-a-2)#a = ((-a-2)+a)+1 = (-a)+(-2)+a+1 = -1,
Hence, we have an inverse b under our operation # for any element a in Z. Now, we have proved that the integers under this operation “#” form a group. Henceforth, we can say 2#2 = 5. And since the “+” symbol is merely just a symbol for an operation, in all theoretical purposes, 2+2 =5 can be shown if the operation “+” is defined as the above “#”.
Finally, for all intents and purposes, as I stated from the very beginning, 2+2 is NEVER equal to 5. But, to answer the original question: “How can we make 2+2=5?”, I believe this is a neat way of doing so using a different type of addition from an abstract algebra perspective.
That was truly sperg-a-licious. Let’s see how that works out for us on the unforgiving latus rectum of Street-Level Reality. Oh, wait. This could really cause some difficulties on Jolly, Old Sodor Island.
A series of errors by contractors and consultants caused support cables to fail on a massive bridge in central California that’s key to the state’s bullet train project, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times reveal steel supports snapped as a result of neglect, work damage, miscommunications and possible design problems. The problems triggered an order to stop work on the bridge in Madera County that further delayed the bullet train project that’s already years behind schedule, the Times said.
So when did 2 + 2 =5? Probably when they calculated how much Californication they should include in the bill for all the Non-Recurring Engineering that was absolutely vital to making this raging cluster-f**k come to life.
The span is part of a planned $20 billion bullet train operation from Merced to Bakersfield.
That, right there, is some righteous Abstract Algebra. They got paid $20Bn for what was almost, quite literally; a train wreck. Most people get fired for pulling a stunt like that. For some definitions of success, $20Bn is a pretty solid score. Isn’t it just inspiring when the whole is greater than the sum of all the scattered parts? Don’t you guys see how wonderful high-speed rail is for the environment?
Luckily for sane humanity, the rest of the world is not Queerifornica. Standards are maintained and absolutes are about as close to exactly that as Plato’s Allegory of The Cave will allow them to get. Abstract Algebra is an actual mathematical discipline rather than a political enabler of the mentally sick and deficient. Failures are allowed to fail and eat the consequences like a well-earned bowl full of turds.
Given real human beings, plugged into a legitimate hierarchy; and different results can be attained. Give a functional society a problem like Covid-19 and Sputnik V is what you should expect.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Tuesday that Russian scientists achieved a breakthrough in the global vaccine race, announcing that the country has become the first to approve an experimental covid-19 vaccine and that his own daughter has already taken a dose. Officials have pledged to administer the possible vaccine to millions of people this summer and fall — including tens of thousands of teachers and front-line health-care workers in the coming weeks before even finishing clinical trials — with the formula developed by the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow.
The formula to get rid of Wuhan Wipeout has been on hand and available since the Belgians grew orchards of trees that had Quinine in their bark. Allan Quartermain was closer to curing Covid-19 when he sipped his fortified gin and tonics than the pharmaceutical cartel that the close family of Anthony Fauci has a vested financial interest in. Allan Quartermain could not claim a patent and make 2 + 2 = 5 on pay day. Therefore, we can’t be allowed to do what works for people who actually have Covid.
Instead, our pharmaceutical monopoly protects its own and our bought off politicians just go along with it.
Former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, who has been kicking himself for leaving the Trump Administration to spend more time “with family” late last year – only to miss out on what could have been a career-making turn as the nation’s corona-savior – and trying to compensate by appearing on “Squawk Box” and myriad other cable-TV shows as a certified “expert”, has some doubts about Russia’s new COVID vaccine. And that’s hardly surprising. Since, to be fair, Gottlieb has expressed doubts for certain data dumps from Moderna and others which he has dubbed premature. Though it’s also worth noting that he’s on the board of Pfizer, a big-pharma giant that is working on its own COVID vaccine, having benefited from billions in promised and substantiated funding from the US government.
I predict today that the USA will be the last country in the world to successfully make effective Coronavirus treatments available to suffering patients. It will come in last because its elites will succeed remarkably. It will be the same type of success that enables the California Cartel to make $20Bn off of a bullet train that has no safe bridges to cross. It’s the type of success you get when 2 + 2 = 5. It’s only a failure if you live with the results of the equation and don’t get a nice, fat envelope slid under your door on pay day.