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How proofs are made"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20100109 10:59:31
Re: How proofs are madeThe truly sad part is the years later.
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20100111 07:02:13
Re: How proofs are madeOoh, I haven't seen this before. I know how I'm spending my next hour or two. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #4 20130416 12:49:30
Re: How proofs are madeI didn't get it 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20130416 19:10:56
Re: How proofs are madeAn antiquated concept. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 