Juxtaposition fans, rejoice. The Washington Post has done it again!

In an opinion piece titled, “How much math do we really need?” (10/23/2010) G. V. Ramanathan, professor emeritus of mathematics, statistics and related subjects at the University of Illinois, Chicago argues, “Unlike literature, history, politics and music, math has little relevance to everyday life.”

It appears Ramanathan knows math better than self-reinforcing feedback loops: Math has little relevance to those who have decided it has little relevance.