Are you afraid of crunching numbers, or symbols?
Are you intimidated when you see matrices or differential or integrals?
Are you intimidated by any sort of math? If so, why?
It seems like a lot of rather intelligent people are intimidated by mathematics. Some say they hate it, or it's boring, or that they are too lazy to understand it. But why?
What is weird is that people who claim to believe statistics are important often have little understanding of why the stats are meaningful in the way they are, and therefore miss apply them (because the hand-book approach is very lacking). The basic math behind statistic is simple, so why not take the time to learn it?
What is more strange still, is that people who claim to "love math" are often intimidated by the actual use of it. What's up with that? Why is that?
Is it a fear of making mistakes? Because we all make plenty of spelling a nd grammatical errors when writing, but that doesn't stop us from writing.
I would just like to know. Why the math phobia?