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Bad at math but great at pizza. Sounds like a good tradeoff to me.  :-D

I've posited, in the past, that, in order to be a truly great chef/pizzamaker, one can't be that good at math/too left brained.

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I've posited, in the past, that, in order to be a truly great chef/pizzamaker, one can't be that good at math/too left brained.

Scott,

I don’t know if I am left brained or right brained, but why I can’t do math is because when I went to school (years ago) there were only three courses to take.  They were Academic, Commercial and General.  I took the commercial course because I thought I wanted to be a secretary.  I learned book keeping, short hand, typing (on a manual typewriter) and stuff like that.  Only Academic students took harder math courses.  You must remember I graduated almost 50 years ago.  I never had the need for harder math until I came upon this forum.  Darn this forum, I had to give out my secrets I can’t do math.  :-D

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I've posited, in the past, that, in order to be a truly great chef/pizzamaker, one can't be that good at math/too left brained.

I think that Craig and Bill/SFNM disprove that theory. They are Rennaisance men.

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I think that Craig and Bill/SFNM disprove that theory. They are Rennaisance men.

Peter

I am in no way attempting to diminish Craig and Bill's pizzamaking godliness, but would you really classify either of them as being incredibly left brain dominant?
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I am in no way attempting to diminish Craig and Bill's pizzamaking godliness, but would you really classify either of them as being incredibly left brain dominant?
I think that they are ambicranial.
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I am in no way attempting to diminish Craig and Bill's pizzamaking godliness, but would you really classify either of them as being incredibly left brain dominant?

scott123,

The word "incredibly" is a powerful descriptor--one that is likely to only apply to a small number of people. That word might apply to the left-brain side of member November but I have not seen enough of his pizza work to see whether the-right side is as dominant in that specialty. But, from exchanges that he and I have had, there seems to be little that he cannot do.

Many of the articles I have read on the subject seem to want to put people in one category or the other (left brain or right brain), whereas it seemed to me that some people should have a strong presence in both categories. In that sense, I believe that Craig and Bill are far above average. As for Norma, I have always said that she is a natural when it comes to pizza making. Where she needs help from time to time is in the math, so as long as there is someone willing to help her with the math, she should be fine.

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Sometimes my left brain calls my right brain a sissy girl, and things go downhill from there.  My right brain thinks my left brain is an emotionally immature teenager.
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....I hate it when it does that.   :-\
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I've posited, in the past, that, in order to be a truly great chef/pizzamaker, one can't be that good at math/too left brained.

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For instance, I love the science that Alton Brown shares, but, imo, most of his recipes leave a lot to be desired.

I think Alton Brown's science leaves a lot to be desired, so this doesn't do much to help your argument.  I think he's entertaining, but his version of science is very middle school, and his mantras (such as "no uni-taskers except for a fire extinguisher") are often irrational.  I can count dozens of uni-taskers in his possession like scissors, knife, fork, spoon, colander, coffee maker, stock pot, sauté pan, oven, refrigerator, and salt well, just to list a few.  I haven't yet seen the episode where he uses his refrigerator to strain pasta.

Anyway, the left-brain/right-brain debate is largely over.  People who do not use a nearly equal portion of both cerebral hemispheres are actually considered abnormal.  What mediates human behavior to a much greater extent is the corpus callosum: the structure that connects the two hemispheres.  Without it you become Rain Man.  With it shortened you become Einstein.  With it taking on various shapes you become varying levels of creative in your perception of reality.  Your left and right hemispheres are just "taking notes" for different kinds of experiences, but unless these notes are cross-referenced, nothing about the world will make sense to you.

Consider the simple fact that the invention of math was in fact an invention; otherwise known as a creative act.

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See, I told you they are ambicranial.

Man, talk about a thread drifting off topic!
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Anyway, the left-brain/right-brain debate is largely over.  People who do not use a nearly equal portion of both cerebral hemispheres are actually considered abnormal.  What mediates human behavior to a much greater extent is the corpus callosum: the structure that connects the two hemispheres.  Without it you become Rain Man.  With it shortened you become Einstein.  With it taking on various shapes you become varying levels of creative in your perception of reality.  Your left and right hemispheres are just "taking notes" for different kinds of experiences, but unless these notes are cross-referenced, nothing about the world will make sense to you.




Consider the simple fact that the invention of math was in fact an invention; otherwise known as a creative act.

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That looks amazing, I want an Airstream Pizzeria!!!   Just back from vacation and it seems I missed all the fun!




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That looks amazing, I want an Airstream Pizzeria!!!   Just back from vacation and it seems I missed all the fun!

Pleeze, pleeze get us back on topic!
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Pleeze, pleeze get us back on topic!

......the left brain said to the right brain...... :-D
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......the left brain said to the right brain...... :-D

Then Right Brain said to Left,
"Honey, you know you're lost.  Just stop and ask for directions!  And I have to pee again!"


*Sigh* I'm having one of those days. Nothing I say today will be on topic. I think I'm bacon-deprived.
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I can't wait to see the pics from the construction!  I'd love to do this in Baltimore!



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I can't wait to see the pics from the construction!  I'd love to do this in Baltimore!



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Terry,

I will post for Steve until he gets back.  He went on a trip with his partner Bob.

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