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Because I am curious

So here's a funny question.

Was anybody (I don't think I have any non-writers on my list) good at math, and the harder sciences, in high school and/or college?

Seriously. Were any of you writers of fiction and weavers of imaginary happenings actually, legitimately good at math?

Do tell; I would like to know if this is possible.


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Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
OMG, I was terrible at math. And my brother had a PHD in Physics. Go figure.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
I suck at math. I count on my fingers.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)

And hey, me too about the fingers thing.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Here's a funny stat for you: All the women writers I know here in Albuquerque, we all suck at the sciences, math, etc., but we're ALL MARRIED to engineers or scientists of some kind. Go figure! We all had a good laugh when we discovered that a few years ago.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
I'd like to say I'm good at math. I know I aced the AP Calculus exam and I've done heavy trig when I was writing custom sewing software (I also used to sew and knit). Right now, I just do basic number crunching (write tax software and program as a hobby).

I have to thank my father for that. He's a Ph.D. and used to design nuclear reactors and taught me programming when I was six. After that, we would spend our weekends together learning how to do trig, physics, or other interesting things; I could actually understand most of what he says until he hit the quantum theories.

Interesting, while I can create and understand rather complicated numeric systems, I can't actually add. I use a calculator for anything over single digit math operations, but can usually do logs and powers in my head... go figure. :)

Of course, I mostly write fantasy with a bit of sci-fi, but no one has ever expressed (or probably read) my sci-fi. I know I write harder sci-fi instead of the more fantastic stuff, mainly because I'm too grounded in reality to do otherwise.
Jun. 2nd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Horrible at math...

and fabulous at writing and history


interesting findings!
Jun. 2nd, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
oh, if you woudl have asked me 5 years ago I would have told you i had not a creative bone in my body and could ONLY do math or science. I did okay in english becuase I could write fine and memorized words well, but if i had to interpret poems or classics I had no idea what i was doing. I was very into facts, statistics, numbers.

I actually recently tested into a college math course that was a course higher then where I'd left off in high school and got something like 15% on the first day "assessment", spent a week going over the assesment and sample questions with a tutor (about 5 hours total) and then floated through the rest of the class. Math is my forte!
Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
How is this physically possible?!

No fair!

HEY, less than a week!

Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
My brother is an artist, so I really thought he soaked up the creative genes. But my other brother is a mechanic so I guess he could have soaked up the logic/numbers genes. I guess since I"min the middle I got both!

And OMG, my heart went thump-thump when you said a week! EEE!! 8 1/2 days. WEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Jun. 2nd, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
I was okay at math until just past Algebra I. And Geometry just about killed me. I never went further with it.

Math, science, and foreign language are the things that held me back the most academically.
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