Monday, September 29, 2008

On Mathematics

"There is a certain type of mathematician who is always rather impatient at delaying over the ideas of a subject: he is anxious at once to get on to the proofs of "important" problems. The history of the science is entirely against him. There are royal roads in science; but those who first tread them are men of genius and not kings." --An Introduction to Mathematics By Alfred North Whitehead


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