aforismos e afins

24 novembro 2004

Aforismos 31 [Mathematics]

"Mathematics not only demands straight thinking, it grants the student the satisfaction of knowing when he is thinking straight." D. Jackson

"Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house." Lazarus Long

"I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged." Roger Jones

"A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there." Charles R. Darwin