Eric Temple Bell

1883 - 1960

A Quote by Eric Temple Bell

The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

Source: R Crayshaw-Williams The Search For Truth, p. 191.

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on immortality and mathematics

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on mathematics and writing

If a lunatic scribbles a jumble of mathematical symbols it does not follow that the writing means anything merely because to the inexpert eye it is indistinguishable from higher mathematics.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 308.

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