An Italian Ivy League economist sitting on an American Airlines flight from Philadelphia was flagged by a passenger to the crew as being a possible Middle Eastern terrorist scrawling threatening notes.
But Guido Menzio, a 40-year-old professor at the University of Pennsylvania, wasn’t writing secret messages.
He was solving a differential equation.
And yet Menzio’s flight from Philadelphia to Syracuse on Thursday night was delayed by more than two hours after the woman sitting next to him told the crew she was worried about her seatmate.
The woman, whose identity was not revealed and is believed to be in 30-something, initially told a flight attendant that she was feeling too ill to travel, an American Airlines spokesman told the Washington Post.
But when they escorted her off the plane, the woman told the crew she had actually been feeling suspicious of Menzio and wanted to be booked on another flight.
Then it was Menzio who was being escorted off the plane, where he was informed by an official that his seatmate had suspected he was a terrorist – specifically bring up his ‘cryptic’ notes in the unrecognizable script.
Menzio laughed and showed officials what he had been working on, an equation related to a talk he was on his way to giving at Queen’s University in Ontario regarding menu costs and price dispersion.
The professor was soon allowed to return to his seat, and said the pilot seemed embarrassed by the whole thing.
Math has been always horrible subject for most human. But in this time not for school children, it gave the fear to the aduts:)
For me, math is the one of the most valuable and enjoyable subjects for understanding to universe as much as physics. First thing came to my mind when I’ve read this news, “how couldn’t they understand these were the differential equations?”. If these notes were seen a person who has at least high-school graduate at Turkey or Russia(these two which I know their education system, maybe there are more at east), this person could undersand easily these are differential equations.
After I thought that “this is not about the math or etc.” This is about the fear. At USA or some European contries, people have been too much horrified that their psychology are fragile like crystal anymore. And after, I thought, what if they live in any east country, what would they do? Every day living with real terror. Probably they commit suicide, because obviously they are not able to live with real terror events every single day.
Actually the government of USA terrorizes the own people with horror. For doing this it is using propaganda tools. For example I’ve watched a Holywood movie recently, and one character was saying to the other: “Only paranoiacs could be survive”. I had laughed when I heard this. ( which it was a thriller movie):)
And creating horror is effecting people in every angle. I am quite sure, the USA government calculated the all parts(sociological, psychological, mental etc) of this.
According the scientific researches continuous horror is killing brain cells. People would have only one idea at one point for focusing, they don’t have any change to think in different areas while living with continuous horror. It is not like the old times anymore. Ages ago, horror was giving a chance for surviving of people, and they made houses and weapons for protecting. But todays, continuous horror is killing the people from inside of them. I think they calculated this too!
Pictures and title of post were taken from same page of this news of dailymail.co.uk.