tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post231953707824496386..comments2014-08-28T21:47:53.643+01:00Comments on Tattooed Science: Sex and math: You can integrate my curves any dayErin Macdonaldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14163553896447736905noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-65947054270139477232014-08-28T21:47:53.643+01:002014-08-28T21:47:53.643+01:00In all honesty I find math in itself a sexually ar...In all honesty I find math in itself a sexually arousing act. I'm not sure what this means, all I know is that every time I get into long division and complex calculus I feel all riled up and ready to masturbate. Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-92024688259374558612011-07-27T04:30:30.507+01:002011-07-27T04:30:30.507+01:00I have not seen your curve but I think it's se...I have not seen your curve but I think it's sexy, mathematically speaking. I disagree that sex is distracting to math. Unless you're mentally solving a differential equation while having sex.<br /><br />Btw, Alan Turing was a mathematical genius and gay and oversexed. That's why he was arrested for indecency.Dr. Strangelovenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-21119970847092376382011-07-18T01:49:57.799+01:002011-07-18T01:49:57.799+01:00I was also angry by the original article. I'm ...I was also angry by the original article. I'm a woman currently doing a phd in mathematics, and I get busy with my favorite male mathematician daily. I would say most of the other graduate students are also either getting laid or trying to get laid. No one showers thinking about prime numbers. And the professors are mostly married and have families and normal lives.<br /><br />We're not sexless robots. Farley sounds clueless (no kissing till after his doctorate...sheesh).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-17799866302457197722011-01-06T03:30:55.597+00:002011-01-06T03:30:55.597+00:00I am a mathematics graduate student (though only i...I am a mathematics graduate student (though only in the lowly field of applied mathematics), so hopefully my input is still valid. I feel sorry for the author cited who said he did not kiss a girl until two years after his doctorate. There is certainly nothing from the field of mathematics stopping him. It is not as if he had gone to seminary, in which case his kissing opportunities would be seriously hampered. It is a also a shame that he could not put together that his lack of kissing was not related to mathematics, but rather his own personality. There are plenty of students in my department who are dating, married, partaking in romantic drama, and even parents. I guess it was that writers poor luck.<br /><br />BTW I just started reading your blog and like what I see!Jonathanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13587063958072802879noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-69541069060308245932010-12-09T00:31:32.981+00:002010-12-09T00:31:32.981+00:00I'm a math major working on my Bachelor's ...I'm a math major working on my Bachelor's degree. A lot of the 400-level upper division classes are also grad student classes, with the understanding that they do a helluva lot more work for the class. Plenty of ABDs teaching classes and whatnot, too.<br /><br />Yeah, close to everyone above Bachelor's seems to be male. But lemme tell ya, they're certainly not hormone-free. Being a woman in a math department means getting ogled like I've never been ogled before. <br /><br />We share a building and floor with our computer science department, where about half of the students are your stereotypical CS majors - white, pasty, nerdy sorts - but the other half? Totally normal dudes with lives and girlfriends and whatnot, as my CS-major husband can attest to. That totally ridiculous "I was virginal 'til I was 26" or whatever thing? Seemingly not the norm. <br /><br />BTW, linked to you from SkepChick, and I like what I've read! Keep up the good work!spfsparthttp://spfspart.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-91710266153065063362010-12-08T19:50:03.904+00:002010-12-08T19:50:03.904+00:00I'm a mathematician, engaged to a mathematicia...I'm a mathematician, engaged to a mathematician, who only ever dated mathematicians, and we can be a sexy bunch who manage to study and get busy at the same time. Just like every other major. Honestly, why do so many people see us as practically another species??Marissahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08632937088833644446noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8107893016475310251.post-11333871914258138712010-12-07T17:48:26.088+00:002010-12-07T17:48:26.088+00:00I'm still snickering. I also have no witty com...I'm still snickering. I also have no witty comments, despite trying to think of one. I have to say I have met some sexy mathmetitions, not to mention some sexy nerds, geeks and dorks as well. Even they think and care about sex too!<br /><br />The fact that this man had no interest in sex until that point makes him (in my experience) more of an outlier than a norm. Most of the science/math/nerd categorized people are just as sex hungry as anyone else, if not more so because of the stigma that surrounds their categorization. Reinforcing this stigma is horrible and worthless. I know many people who a brilliant and sexy and are great examples for why we shouldn't listen to people like this guy (our tattooed lady scientist included). I also don't care if it's his opinion. He writes like it should be the standard, and it's a crappy standard when so many of our mathy/geeky people are worth more than this guy want's to give them credit for. <br /><br />So; I would say, screw this guy, but clearly he is above such earthly pleasures so don't bother even trying.Terentiahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18120383340877627111noreply@blogger.com