Lyman Manzanares

Life comes in primes

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“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”―Mark Haddon

What my father told me when we kids were still living with them

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“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles […]

O ye, of little math faith

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“I think many people have been put off mathematics as young people. But actually what you find with children is they really enjoy it before they’ve had some adverse experience. A bad experience [is] probably because you were taught or you were in an environment where people were afraid of it. But the natural state […]

In math, poetry

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“The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.” ―G.K. Chesterton

Woe the root of all evil!

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“If the number 666 is considered evil, then technically, 25.8069758 is the root of all evil.” ―Richard Feynman