Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 21:54 UTC
In the News "Ask adults from the industrialized world what number is halfway between 1 and 9, and most will say 5. But pose the same question to small children, or people living in some traditional societies, and they're likely to answer 3. Cognitive scientists theorize that that's because it's actually more natural for humans to think logarithmically than linearly." Fascinating. The human brain is such a magical machine.
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it depends on your training
by unclefester on Wed 10th Oct 2012 08:45 UTC
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I originally trained as a chemist. Chemists often spend more of their time dealing with logarithmic data than linear data. In fact I'm probably far more comfortable dealing with logarithms (base 10) than linear data.

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