Keith Devlin

British writer, mathematician
16 March 1947 —

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Outside observers often assume that the more complicated a piece of mathematics is, the more mathematicians admire it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mathematicians admire elegance and simplicity above all else, and the ultimate goal in solving a problem is to find the method that does the job in the most efficient manner.

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Advances in science are often delayed because the common wisdom holds that something is impossible.

Even the greatest intellects are prisoners of the age in which they live.


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