Tag: Mathematics (home)

University President: "Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers . . . and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers."

permalink source: Isaac Asimov
tags: Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers?

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Humor, Logic, Mathematics

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mathematics

2 is not equal to 3 -- not even for large values of 2.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Logic, Mathematics

You know what seems odd to me? Numbers that aren't divisible by two.

permalink source: Michael Wolf
tags: Humor, Mathematics

All science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When someone tells you that they know the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that you have heard from an inexact person.

permalink source: Bertrand Russell
tags: Mathematics, Truth, Science

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Mathematics, Grace, Cross

Math and Reality

Mathematics is a way of describing nature but not necessarily of understanding it.

permalink source: Kip Hodges, director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, as quoted in The Canon by Natalie Angier, page 28
tags: Mathematics, Science