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A Mathematician is to an Engineer…

on November 10, 2011

… as a Theologian is to an Apologist

Square root of x formula. Symbol of mathematics.

This is an interesting thought. As an engineer, I’ve always thought the mathematicians are a little crazy.  I’m sure that the mathematicians think the same of the engineers.  But I digress already, before I have even begun.

In simplifying terms, a mathematicians world is A + B = C.  An engineers world is 1 + 2 = 3.  The mathematician is not only to learn the math, but to research it, expand on it, advance the knowledge.  They think in letters instead of numbers and in abstract thoughts.  An engineer needs to know the math as well, but they learn it as a tool not as the end itself.  They learn the math in order to apply it.

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So what in the world do mathematicians and engineers have to do with theologians and apologists?  What an excellent question.  My first impulse– theologians are kind of crazy.  Oh wait, digressing again.  It seems to me that the theologian is similar to the mathematician, in that they not only learn the theology, but research, expands, and advances it, and possibly even thinks in abstract thoughts.  And the apologist?  Well I think you know where I am going with this.  Let’s just say, I’m becoming more and more fond of apologists all the time.

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