Dumbest argument ever. Your fixation on calculus has caused you to lose your understanding of subtraction? When Krauthammer says 5+4=9 and 5+3=9 and 5+2=9 so it doesn't make any difference; that is a good one! My response is the same as your mom's was when you both were 7 years old, "if China jumped off a bridge would you jump too?".
Oh for the good olde days when our houses were wallpapered in asbestos and everything was coated with lead and we didn't have to unlatch a seatbelt just to get out of a car. Life was cheaper then!
Maybe you should stop reading and start thinking for a bit. You and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Peace, bread, work, and freedom is the best we can achieve And wearing badges is not enough, in days like these