What has been affirmed without proof can also be denied without proof. ~Euclid
“Were she then to watch me live through it, she might smile condescendingly, as one who watches a marionette dance to the tugs of strings that it knows nothing about” Causal Determinism, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2008 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Pierre-Simon Laplace “The curve described by a simple molecule of air or […]
“Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.” Simmons, G., Calculus Gems (1992) Leonhard Euler “God, when he created the world, arranged the course of all events so […]
“Young man, in mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” Zukav, G., The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (1984) John von Neumann
“Basic research is when I am doing what I don’t know what I am doing.” Simons, Y. R. M., “Work, Society, and Culture,” New York Times (1957) Wernher von Braun
“If you are going to go through hell, keep going.” and “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.”
“What about the main thing in life, all its riddles? If you want, I’ll spell it out for you right now. Do not pursue what is illusionary property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade, and is confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life don’t be […]
“But we can sympathize readily with a theorist who is frustrated by the uncertainly surrounding the experimental results. Definitive progress in the subject is linked inextricably to obtaining measurements of vastly improved quality. It would be presumptuous to relegate theory to the role of merely explaining empirical facts. On the contrary, we emphasize that theory […]
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