Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mathematicians As Adults and Infants

From Sylvain Cappell, this Sunday reflection:
“All mathematicians live in two different worlds. They live in a crystalline world of perfect platonic forms. An ice palace. But they also live in the common world where things are transient, ambiguous, subject to vicissitudes. Mathematicians go backward and forward from one world to another. They’re adults in the crystalline world, infants in the real one.” 

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