Mathematics: the language of science

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If there is a reactionary characteristic in education in Spain, which has continued over time making us a unique case among the most advanced countries in Europe, it is the perpetuation in the Baccalaureate of a division between “sciences” and “letters” as two realities opposite. This division, consolidated by the Francoist reform of 1953, but heir to a secular disregard for science already pointed out by Ramón y Cajal, has served to create and nurture several false paradigms: the identification of culture with letters (and the consequent exclusion of the sciences of the cultural field), the justification of scientific (and, especially, mathematical) ignorance among those who identify themselves as “of letters”, and the forced choice between sciences and letters, … See More.

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