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Poetry Friday: A Mathematician's Apology by Hardy

October 12th, 2012 (07:14 am)
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A chair or a star is not in the least like what it seems to be; the more we think of it, the fuzzier its outlines become in the haze of sensation which surrounds it...
- from A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy

An essay on mathematics may not be poetry to everyone, but I thought that line was lovely.

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Posted by: Betsy Hubbard (Betsy Hubbard)
Posted at: October 13th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Agreed

I must agree with you that this line is amazing.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 14th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: Agreed

Thanks for commenting! :)

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