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Mariah Carey Versus Science
The Quietus , December 29th, 2008 11:11

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Mariah Carey, noted scholar and physician, has had her knuckles sternly rapped by an organisation that monitors the spread of scientific “misinformation”, thanks to the title of her latest album, E=MC2.

When it was released in April this year, Carey declared the equation of course stood for “The Emancipation of Mimi to the second power”, a reference to the 2005 album she felt she had managed to surpass in quality.

Yet eagle-eyed charity Sense About Science has caught the hapless singer referring to the album as “emancipation equals Mariah Carey times two”, which is false on any number of levels.

Speaking to the BBC, Mathematician Dr David Leslie pointed out that Carey had "misread the algebra":

"The correct reading of the equation is E=MCC, so perhaps Mariah's re-interpretation should have been 'emancipation equals Mariah Carey Carey'?"

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