Posts tagged with mathematics
by and © Aude Oliva & Philippe G. Schyns
A hybrid face presenting Margaret Thatcher (in low spatial frequency) and Tony Blair (in high spatial frequency)…
[I]f you … defocus while looking at the pictures, Margaret Thatcher should substitute for Tony Blair ( if this … does not work, step back … until your percepts change).
The spirit of mathematics is not captured by spending 3 hours solving 20 look-alike homework problems. Mathematics is thinking, comparing, analyzing, inventing, and understanding.
The main point is not quantity or speed—the main point is quality of thought.
Witches Kitchen, 1971: To give an approximate sense to the statement … I had to abuse the listeners’ patience for almost two hours. [As a book] it probably takes about 400, 500 pages. …[O]ur thirst for knowledge & discovery indulges itself … in a logical delirium far removed from life, while life itself is going to Hell in a thousand ways…. —Alexander Grothendieck