by James Bailey |

One kind of problem you rarely hear about in a STEM course is a chicken and egg problem. STEM does not do chicken and egg, where the influence goes both ways. Life does chicken and egg all the time, but STEM just does cause and effect, which goes in one direction only. When mathematics like Bayes Theorem shows up, it drives STEMinists crazy because it purports to reason from the effect back to the cause, bringing up “the whole chicken and egg thing" that STEM is allergic to.