Sunday, March 11, 2018

"the distilled essence of who we are"

Paul Lockhart expounds:

“And I'll go even further and say that mathematics, this art of abstract pattern-making — even more than storytelling, painting, or music -- is our most quintessentially human art form. This is what our brains do, whether we like it or not. We are biochemical pattern-recognition machines and mathematics is nothing less than the distilled essence of who we are.” 

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