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“Before creation, God did just pure mathematics. Then He thought it would be a pleasant change to do some applied.” ~John Edensor Littlewood, A Mathematician’s Miscellany, 1953 https://t.co/e6aNJVKQka https://t.co/mhQ20q3P34

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“The great equations of modern physics are a permanent part of scientific knowledge, which may outlast even the beautiful cathedrals of earlier ages.” ~Steven Weinberg, in Graham Farmelo’s It Must Be Beautiful, 2003 https://t.co/NaAOhXzBhf https://t.co/XsJDFLGed9

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“God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists since we cannot prove the consistency.” ~Morris Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times,1972 https://t.co/6SEB4WMUn8 https://t.co/O4CRZE8ZAr

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“It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.” ~Sofia Kovalevskaya, Recollections of Childhood, 1895 https://t.co/UPJaAwOdEA https://t.co/mYPJj0eF9v

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“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” ― Michael Crichton https://t.co/CL0kKdNIhk https://t.co/dqw9Y6T0xR

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This illustrates the dangers of spacecraft colliding with even small debris. Here is an example impact at 6.8 km/s. https://t.co/J8T9QIdcGZ https://t.co/R8rE29HRDL

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The number of ways to arrange a 4×4×4 Rubik’s Cube. (Imagine trying to write a science-fiction novel that uses this number.) https://t.co/x5MojZf2pc https://t.co/MhfUKntFqR