W. S. Anglin

A Quote by W. S. Anglin on journeys, losing, mathematics, and wilderness

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.

W. S. Anglin

Source: "Mathematics and History", Mathematical Intelligencer, v. 4, no. 4.

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