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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberry LaLa View Post
    Call me a bitter ex-journo, but it's been my experience that almost no one -- NO ONE -- knows where to put apostrophes or how to spell correctly or how to write coherently -- and no one cares. I don't think writing is as valued as society as it should be -- sad!
    I have to agree here, as much as I usually stifle the urge to say anything...

    Sadly, I have to agree here, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberry LaLa View Post
    But a typo or a poorly written paragraph probably won't bring down a company, where a math error could.
    In response to the OP, I think it depends on the intended use. For example, math is generally useless when attempting to create interpersonal relationships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by untypable View Post
    Writing or Math. You can only choose one.
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    Math. The ability to use modelling or stats can be applied to any situation to better understand it.

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    Lol, It depends on the situation. If you're a maths researcher at university, then you'll need maths. If you're a grammar teacher, then writing is better. Imo you better go with maths. With english you dont need any course to improve. With the increasing globalization and available english literature, you can learn english without having to go through a course, there is tons of self-learning material you can find on the internet or buy. Studying english would only serve you as merit. There are lots of examples of fluent and expert writers in english who did not study nor have a degree, yet they surpass those who do.
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    I don't define writing as the art of grammar. I define it as the art of story-telling and creating meaning. You can't get to the stars without math; without writing there's no reason to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speculative View Post
    I don't define writing as the art of grammar. I define it as the art of story-telling and creating meaning. You can't get to the stars without math; without writing there's no reason to go...

    You got a point SPecs, however maths is far harder to learn, and he can always compensate his lack formal education in english by reading literature and self-educating himself.
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    Writing, much to my dismay. I would have said math most of my life (most of 24 years, that is... "most of my life" makes it sound like I'm older) and I definitely prefer math and am better at it, but I'm definitely going with writing.
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    It would be writing. It's maths auxilery. 2=two, +=plus, ==equals, ect.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    if you are asking in absolute terms - let's say if you had a head injury and had to choose between your ability to to do any form of math and your ability to do any form of writing - then i'd have to pick writing as the more useful skills.

    if we are talking about the higher end, in a situation where you have the basics of both, than math becomes more useful.

    if we are talking as a society, then writing wins again. all the conclusions we can use math to reach aren't worth shit if we can't accumulate the knowledge.

    p.s.
    for the smartass who'll include computations under math:

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    Numbers put measures on things, whereas words expand and can take on multiple dimensions, thereby rendering words vastly superior!

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