Sunday, October 9, 2016

'struck with the power...'

Sunday reflection:
"So I would say that like Turing, I am absolutely struck with the power of mathematics, and that's why I'm a theoretical physicist. If I want to answer questions, I love that we can all share the mathematical answers.  It's not about me trying to convince you of what I believe or of my perspective or of my assumptions. We can all agree that one plus one is two, and we can all make calculations that come out to be the same, whether you're from India or Pakistan or Oklahoma, we all have that in common.  There's something about that that's deeply moving to me and that makes mathematics pure and special."
          -- Janna Levin (interviewed in Krista Tippett's "Einstein's God")

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