Are you good at math? [Ask the IG staff!]

At the Internet Garage today I was showing my old manager a very interesting science-related online journal. He’s in a punk band, science isn’t really his thing, but he has always enjoyed musing about my intellectual prowess, so he started guessing what was next in line for me in my career path. ScienceBlogs to MathBlogs (?) perhaps.

B: Do you do math good?

Me: I do it well.

B: Really? Cross your arms.

Me: <<tentatively crosses arms and makes tough face>>

B: Yeah, see, you’re a left-side brain. Your left arm is in front. That means you’re good at math. See look at me. <<Crosses arms with right arm in front>> I suck at it.

Scientists, (Yeah you, Dan MacArthur) forget genetics. The arm-crossing test is clearly the way to predict the career paths of children.

Homer Simpson demonstrates the proof of this methodology.

Homer Simpson demonstrates the proof of this methodology.

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