Alec Nevala-Lee

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My mathematical friends tell me that the outstanding mathematicians quite frequently are able to guess at the truth of a theorem. Their problem is then to fill in the proof by a series of logical steps which will then be understood and accepted by their colleagues. Thus we have a paradox in the method of science. The research man may often think and work like an artist, but he has to talk like a bookkeeper.

Henry DeWolf Smyth, in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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March 20, 2018 at 7:30 am

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