I came across a nice saying from a book named* Linear Algebra: Ideas and Applications (3rd Edition*) by Richard C. Penney, pg 13.

“*There is a fundamental difference between mathematics and science. *

*Science is founded on experimentation. *

*If certain principles (such as Newton’s laws of motion) seem to be valid every time experiments are done to verify them, they are accepted as ‘law’. *

*However, **they will still remain a law only as long as they agree with experimental evidence**. *

*Thus, Newton’s laws were eventually replaced by the theory of relativity when they were found to conflict with the experiments of Michelson and Morley.*

*Mathematics, on the other hand, is based on proof. *

*No matter how many times some mathematical principle is observed to hold, we will not accept it as a theorem until we **can produce a logical argument that shows the principle can never be violated*.”

That’s why I like mathematician.

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sweemeng

said:but smashing atom is much more fun than studying the string theory….

btw awesome post

zkchong

said:xie xie ..

Gaia

said:i hate mathematician

zkchong

said:Well saying, Gaia!