Originally Posted by martok2112
Oh, indeed....I envy and admire Hawking's abilities. Hell, I have a rough enough time trying to put two and two together in me own noggin' without coming up with a fraction somewhere.
Then again, math was never my strong suit anyway.
5/4's of people in the world have problems with fractions, btw.
Well, unless you wanna rip yourself off via buying some funky derivatives it is not like you really need maths in everyday life.
As far as I know mathematics, music and chess are the only areas where true prodigies exist so I guess that the opposite must also exist. I am e.g. totally lacking any musical skills and I'd exchange calculus anytime for your voice.