This is the second time today that a naive question was closed, and this time even before arguments started.
closed as subjective and argumentative by mbq♦ 1 hour ago
I do not think that the simple answer that mathematics is necessary for learning physics is either subjective, or argumentative. If physicists do not have a consensus on the need of mathematics we should all hand in our degrees.
Although it is good that an eye is kept on comments and answers that are bickering instead of offering information, one has to respect/check whether the questioner is young, as he must be in this case just by the way the question was formulated.
The one incendiary comment was not taken up in a response :well, he could become a "climate scientist" and get honorary doctorates just like Al Gore... – jwenting 2 hours ago . The comment could have been deleted, as I have seen other comments deleted instead of closing the question. What if trolling becomes a problem, would the moderators close all trolled questions?
This high handedness on the part of moderators is not nurturing the young who want to become physicists, and should either be encouraged or gently discouraged. It is a question that students would be looking at after all.
Unless students are to be discouraged in stating questions.