The best mathematics produced in any given century neither completely ignores the dominant paradigm(s) of that century, nor allows itself to be trapped by them. It works at the edges of established mathematics, moving freely between civilization and unfettered jungle. We should create more mathematics that is moderately subversive, that makes use of existing ideas when they're appropriate but ventures deep into the jungle when they're not.
Member for 6 years, 6 months
220 profile views
Last seen 2 days ago
Top Network Posts
- 158 Pedagogy: How to cure students of the "law of universal linearity"?
- 152 How do you revise material that you already half-know, without getting bored and demotivated?
- 74 Is π equal to 180$^\circ$?
- 68 Determinant of a non-square matrix
- 65 Does associativity imply commutativity?
- 52 Mathematicians ahead of their time?
- 46 Is Pythagoras the only relation to hold between $\cos$ and $\sin$?
- View more network posts →