Posted: Jun 01, 2019 3:22 am
by Cito di Pense
newolder wrote:If it's of the order 1 in a million then that would be a few thousand and is seen as progress over the "12 people who understand relativity theory" of a hundred years or so ago. T'intertubez has its uses, y'know. :thumbup:

It's quite common in mathematics (and yes, physics) education, at least up through the first couple of years of university, to hear a student say, "I understood the lecture and what I read in the textbook, so I didn't bother to do the homework. I just don't understand why I failed the exam." Never mind what these fine fellows are talking about.

The folks who deliver the content of chat in youtube videos like this do not in general sample the same population as the audience that ticks the view-count of these videos.