Amazing New Scientific Discovery

Mathematics is often regarded as the greatest science ever and also as the basis for all other science.  For this reason it is recommended that it should be referred to by its proper name and not just as maths [as often by the English] or just math as Americans often do.  I will refer to it by its proper name mathematics as originally intended.

One of the functions of mathematics is multiplication and most of it is very simple.  Two times two will give you four; thus two apples in your hand multiplied by two will give you four apples in two hands, having multiplied the apples and the one hand in which you held the two apples.  Always take care about the full set of mathematical rules.

However, there is one exception when it comes to zero.  If you have zero apples in your hand you can add two apples or ask someone to give you the two; that means you will then have two apples because you can add to the zero.

But please note that though you can multiply by any figure and get more apples, except when you multiply by a figure that is smaller than one, in which case you have fewer apples, or fractions of an apple as it is called.  You must however, accept and memorize the most basic concept of mathematics that although you can multiply by zero the result becomes zero.  It is important to realize that when you multiply the number of apples that you have [even if you have a million of them] by zero you will have lost all your apples because of the multiplication by zero.

Investment bankers and Wall Street financial wizards do it and get away with it [on your money, of course] but it is not a wise thing to multiply your apples or your money by zero.

OK so far?  Have you got the principle?  Let us then go on.

But you can add to zero.  For example, if you have no apples and someone gives you two apples you have two apples; if you have no tomatoes and someone gives you nine tomatoes you will have nine tomatoes.  Do take note of the fact that you don’t change the type of fruit by addition.

The fastest way to add is to add a zero behind what you have provided you start with a number greater than zero.  If you have nine apples and add a zero you will have ninety apples [PS: I like to start with the figure 9 because it multiplies so much faster than, for instance just 1 or one] and so on.  You will be surprised to notice how fast you get to one million apples.  And so on and on; you will be even more amazed how fast you get to one zillion apples.

But class, we are getting to the end of today’s lesson soon and you have some home work as well as a simple test to prepare for our following lesson, same time and place two weeks from next Monday.


Then you have to Google for the book that I mention in the Post: Almost like a Whale by Steve Jones.  Buy it and study it before we meet.

The test I want you to do is to calculate how many zeroes you must add to the figure 9 [nine] to get to the northern end of the universe.  It should be simple enough when you have studied the aforementioned book.

Our next lesson will deal with the new scientific discoveries in our Headline of Today and the missing link to Darwin’s theory of the Origin of the Species.

Dismiss for today.  Enjoy the weekend but do get started on your homework as soon as you can.

PS Class:  It has come to my notice that one of my previous Posts on the matter have received renewed attention.  You may study that while you prepare for the lesson in a fortnights’ time.

15 Responses to “Amazing New Scientific Discovery”

  1. Mathematics and Numbers Prima | Kolom Share Says:

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  2. christophertrier Says:

    Mathematics and I have never quite agreed with each other. I can do the basics rather well but much more than that… No… Nothing in it.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Hi Christopher

      You are probably being modest.

      Be that as it may though; you will note as this Post and the one to follow develop that ordinary arithmetic with use of the zero [great numbers of zeroes] are often sufficient for some scientists to prove anything.

      Hehehe. But you will have to wait a while to see. Thanks for dropping in.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I should think the chances of a woman finding you attractive with that haystack round your face are ‘Zero’.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Ike are you aware the razor blade has been invented? Men use them for shaving off unwanted and ridiculous looking facial hair.

  5. Bravo22C Says:

    Sorry Ike, it’s just that I am feeling a bit edgy today. The mods on MyT keep deleting my comments and blogs. I am of two minds whether or not to flounce. The problem is most people on the site now realise what a prick I am, and I doubt if I could get away with a long drawn out flounce again. What do you think, you I go or should I stay?

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      You keep asking for it, like in that new Blog of yours with Bearsy.

      And what an answer is that to give Ferret? He knows you are talking bull. Ferret is not a bad sort and I wrote him a comment to thank him but you won’t allow it to be posted.

      What sort of open Forum do you pretend running under a WordPress banner? How long do you think it is going to take before everyone knows it’s just a lark and leave? Pappa Bear ain’t coming back and Momma Bear is tired of it though she won’t admit it. And they are simply not the kind of people who would ever make it anyway.

      You want to take it over otherwise you have to go back to MyT because your ego is craving for it. You will have a helluva fight with some of your cronies to take that place over and turn it back into another MyT. Learn to speak the truth; it may help.

  6. Anonnymous Says:

    Bearsy never liked me you know, he always felt humbled by my greater intelligence. I was going to leave his site anyway if he had not asked me to go. I am surprised that Araminta still posts her awful attempts at creative writing and poetry there. As for that fat unsightly loser Ferret he is just an arse licking little creep. Araminta even used to laugh at his attempts to grovel to her and her and rat faced Bilby. 🙂

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      You watshamacallit. Is that what you want me to call you BRAVO the Great ONE?

      You just don’t know when to quit, do you.

  7. nolanimrod Says:

    I want to think you for this because one of the posts linked to solved an old question of mine: what happened to the flying buffalo? Now I know. Same as the pigs. The flying whales liked Buffalo wings.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      No need to thank me; indeed I want to thank you. There is, I think, still a lot to come and that the temporary troll interruptions have now ended.

      Since then we have touched on the same point in one of your posts and you have already helped me to solve the mystery of where the flying whales got enough food to eat. We must continue the search in our quest for knowledge.

      Thank you once more.

  8. nolanimrod Says:

    OK. I’ll get the book. IF you promise to watch the movie I recommended, the Blake Edwards – Julie Andrews production S.O.B. with William Holden, Richard Mulligan, Loretta Swit, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Robert Preston, Robert Webber.

    I don’t know how good the book is but with S.O.B. you get Robert Vaugh (Napoleon Solo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) in a black bra, garter belt, and fish net hose and Juliet Andrews with her top off. Also a great deus ex machina where Richard Mulligan descends from above into a Sodom and Gomorrah scene with some really cute teeny boppers sans garments.

    Oh, yeah. And a dead guy with a really faithful dog. Also a musical chairs game in a funeral parlor and a viking funeral.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      OK, it’s a deal. My problem is that it may be difficult to get old movies out here but I know that they have places where one can start looking, and I will do almost anything to see Julie Andrews again.

      Just BTW, when you get the book let me know when you start reading. I would like to sit there in my mind’s eye and see whether my reactions were that of a sane mind.

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