So it's like this whole Sparta vs. Athens thing, too. And, no, of the woefully few movies I have ever submitted to viewing, I have never seen 300. And you won't talk me into seeing it, either, so don't even try.
But I mean this whole math and science, math and science, math and science thing is also characteristic of the black-and-white, us-or-them political/psycho-paranoiac attitude that has defined our personality of state for the last decade or so.
And so, as Athens fell decimated by plague under Pericles, it looks like we are in for a bit of populational cleansing at the hands of a nice influenza epidemic, too, as we wall ourselves in behind the perceived safety provided by our faith in calculation.