A Quote by James R. Newman on behavior and perception

It is strange that we know so little about the properties of numbers. They are our handiwork, yet they baffle us; we can fathom only a few of their intricacies. Having defined their attributes and prescribed their behavior, we are hard pressed to perceive the implications of our formulas.

James R. Newman

Source: quoted by Gary William Flake in The Computational Beauty of Nature, 1998

Contributed by: Zaady