Sunday, May 8, 2011

quote for the day

"It must not be imagined that the sole function of mathematics-"the handmaiden of the sciences"-is to serve science. Mathematics has also been called "the Queen of the Sciences." If occassionally the Queen has seemed to beg from the sciences she has been a very proud sort of begger., neither asking nor accepting favors from any of her more affluent sister sciences. What she gets she pays for." - E. T. Bell

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