The rigors of teaching apparently got to Michigan State University professor John McCarthy Monday. According to multiple sources, the math teacher stripped naked in the middle of his Calculus 1 class and started shouting obscenities. Freshman Kyle Hillman told MLive.com that while walking the class through a routine derivative equation, McCarthy said, "Math is all about questions and answers. And Steve Jobs invented the computer, but what do computers do? They ask questions and we answer them." "He started talking about his colleagues and how they're all actors," Hillman told MLive.com.
Comments: Wow. This is just normal behavior for freak leftist radicals. There has been criticism of Romney that he would take us back to the 50's. You can guarantee if we had the morality in place like the 50's this insane jerk would be fired on the spot. OTH, he wouldn't have been hired in the first place.
There are so many people this could be...I had to read the article to see if it was one of the wacko, Bush-delusional, God-hating, metro-femimine "male" professors I know. Nope, but I wouldn't have been surprised.
Bored, I guess, just reading his lesson outline to our class--an outline probably drafted around 1942-52 or so (I swear I saw a moth or two flutter out when he turned the pages)--out of his dusty old three ring binder, one of my former professors, who was supposed to be teaching us a "profession," and who looked a lot like "Mr. Peepers", took off his shoes one day, got up on a desk, did a little dance, and sang "Yes we have no bananas" in falsetto.
His secret advice to us was that, no matter how unoriginal, without merit, and totally boring the supposed "research" paper you might write, if you submitted it to enough publishers (I think his record was publication by the 38th publication he submitted one paper to--sooner or later--one of them would surrender (he would also re-submit the same paper to some publications, over and over again) and publish it.
A year or so later I heard the news that he had been made a full Professor.
#7, criminal charges require proving a requisite mental state. In the case of indecent exposure, it's usually something along the lines of "with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of himself or another." Disorderly is something like "knowingly does an act in such a manner as to disturb another."
In a case like this, you'd have difficulty proving the intent or the knowledge requirements, since he clearly was acting irrationally.
Most of my math professors were nuts. One I swear lived out of his green Datsun hatchback. From what I recall TA's taught Calculus I. This guy must have been on probation if he was teaching an introductory course.
My layman's diagnosis is schizophrenia. If they do a test they will probably find all kinds of the wrong kinds of medication in his system. bad brain chemistry + self-prescribed neuropharmacology = emotional collapse. Having watch something similar up close and personal, I can tell you it is an ugly thing to watch.
#17, I saw that too. Anyone who thinks Jobs invented the computer is completely unqualified to be a mathematician at any level. The guy sounds like a total whackjob - of which I knew plenty of in my college math classes. The field attracts a certain type of crazy.
Lucky for the nutty professor, he didn't say something that might hurt his career -- like that anthropogenic-climate-change theory is a scam. Or that Obama is still hiding some potentially-embarrassing (or even potentially-incriminating) secret by refusing to release school records and generating more than one bogus birth certificate. (Admitting skepticism over either matter can be enough to end someone's career in some circles.)
If this guy were a fill-in-the-blank studies prof, his stunt would be part of the curriculum. I thought it was until I read that Mr. McCarthy was a math teacher. How can anyone tell when these people are having meltdowns and when they're just conducting their classes?
thanks obama for getting this country back to the 20's. i have black friends i have stopped talking to. i speak when they call but i am drifting away. can't help it. obama talks of black rage. i find myself thinking that the
Mathematicians have a reputation for being a little closer to the edge of sanity than the average person. Chess players too. Just too much abstract thought, I guess. They should all have to take daily rations of poetry to keep them sane.
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