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Our family are an alternate stratification of poetry and mathematics.
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Ada Lovelace
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As in Geometry, the most natural way of beginning is from a Mathematical point; so is the same method in Observations and Natural history the most genuine, simple, and instructive. We must first endevour to make letters, and draw single strokes true, before we venture to write whole Sentences, or to draw large Pictures.
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Robert Hooke
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Can we call something with which the concepts of position and motion cannot be associated in the usual way, a thing, or a particle? And if not, what is the reality which our theory has been invented to describe? The answer to this is no longer physics, but philosophy.…Here I will only say that I am emphatically in favour of the retention of the particle idea. Naturally, it is necessary to redefine what is meant. For this, well-developed concepts are available which appear in mathematics under the name of invariants in transformations. Every object that we perceive appears in innumerable aspects. The concept of the object is the invariant of all these aspects. From this point of view, the present universally used system of concepts in which particles and waves appear simultaneously, can be completely justified. The latest research on nuclei and elementary particles has led us, however, to limits beyond which this system of concepts itself does not appear to suffice. The lesson to be learned from what I have told of the origin of quantum mechanics is that probable refinements of mathematical methods will not suffice to produce a satisfactory theory, but that somewhere in our doctrine is hidden a concept, unjustified by experience, which we must eliminate to open up the road.
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Max Born
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We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was. We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos was born.
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Al Sharpton
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In the Name of Education: How Weird Ideologies Corrupt our Public Schools, Politics, the Media, Higher Institutions, and History
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A mathematician stumbles home drunk at 3 a.m and his wife is livid. “You SWORE that you’d be home by 11:45!” "No," slurs the mathematician “I said I’d be home by a quarter of 12.”
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Droct12
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A mathematician stumbles home drunk at 3 a.m
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Mathematics is 90% common sense,
the other half is intelligence.
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abbabil
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Mathematics is 90% common sense,
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While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The SIgn Of Four
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George Mackey:
How could you, a mathematician, a man devoted to reason and logical proof, how could you believe that extraterrestrials are sending you messages?
Steve Nash:
Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did. So I took them seriously.
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George Mackey
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Steve Nash
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A Beautiful Mind
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The terms in mathematical definitions or axioms can never be fully defined, but at one point or another must be resolved on grounds other than those of formal mathematics, grounds where persons have some general agreement regarding the meaning of words in real life, as the foundations of mathematics make evident. Nothing in literature means anything apart from our lived lives and the good and evil in real life. No word or group of words has meaning apart from its insertion into an existential, historical, lived context.
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Walter J Ong
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Interfaces of the Word: Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture
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