MathGate, or the Battle of Two Plus Two
The culture wars come to math and reach a new low
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stupider or weirder: for over a month now, a battle has raged in some corners of the internet over the question of whether “2+2=4” is always true.
The combatants, broadly speaking, are “woke” progressives (a.k.a. “social justice warriors,” a…