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I'm looking for a quote about mathsSome time ago in the internet I remember seeing this webcomic (was it xkcd? or one of the mathy webcomics) with a nice math quote. There was this was this guy riding a dragon (or was it a dinosaur?), and there were mathy symbols everywhere. Beneath was a quote by a mathematician which went something like: #2 20120122 20:25:13
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsHi Identity; 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 20120122 21:07:06
Re: I'm looking for a quote about maths'In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.' I see it, but I don't believe it. #4 20120122 21:10:14
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsI think it is Neumann, great mathematician, great quote. #5 20120122 21:21:55
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsHi; 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. #6 20120123 06:27:20
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsI'm going to read my book again that has that quote in it. And then write to the author with a shaking fist. Homer Simpson style Last edited by DaveRobinsonUK1 (20120123 20:56:03) I see it, but I don't believe it. #7 20120205 05:36:56
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsI found the quote I was looking for while reading Terence Tao's blog Last edited by Identity (20120205 05:37:45) #8 20120205 05:52:29
Re: I'm looking for a quote about mathsHi Identity; 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. 