A Quote by Woody Allen on discovery, mathematics, students, and writing

Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have been writing the numeral five backward. This has led to reevaluation of counting as a method of getting from one to ten. Students are taught advanced concepts of Boolean algebra, and formerly unsolvable equations are dealt with by threats of reprisals.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Source: Howard Eves' Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt, 1988.

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