# Ambigamy

Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical

## If Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right, Why Does 2(-) = +?

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two negatives do make a positive. Apparently, contrary to popular opinion being negative is not the same as being wrong and being positive is not the same as being right. Read More

### Nice

Hearing and speaking negative things make the mind also negative. So be positive in life.

### Sounds like you may have missed the point

Which was sort of the opposite of what you imply.

Respectfully,

Jeremy

### Thanks to this nice

Thanks to this nice article.It's nice because it connects mathematics to human relations.Hope you publish more of that in next posts.

### Thank you. Glad you liked it.

Thank you. Glad you liked it.

### vector versus scalar mathematics.

Two wrongs don't make a right, for the very simple reason that the second party being wronged, is typically NOT the one guilty of the original wrong. Eg, the target may be an innocent distant cousin of the original perpetrator.

Put it into vector rather than scalar mathematics: The direction, or even the dimension, of the wrong, matters as much as its magnitude. 2 plus negative 2 does not equal zero, if the vectors occupy a totally different space or point in non-overlapping directions.

### I'm sure we can think of

I'm sure we can think of instances when two wrongs do make a right. And I wonder if you are arguing against my theme that negatives are orthogonal to wrongness? If so please could you illustrate how vector math argues against my central point.

Best,

Jeremy

### Proper negative

Negative thinking can bring positive results. God bless this good doctor and Psychologytoday

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Jeremy Sherman is an evolutionary epistemologist studying the natural history and practical realities of decision making.

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