July 31, 2015

Everything...

With me, everything turns into mathematics. ― RenĂ© Descartes
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 24, 2015

All things in nature...

But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically. ― RenĂ© Descartes

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 17, 2015

We came in peace for all mankind...

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind. — Neil Armstrong (Plaque left on the moon, July 20, 1969)
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 10, 2015

The hardest arithmetic...

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. -- Eric Hoffer

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 8, 2015

Trying to be tall...

Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others. — Paramhansa Yogananda
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 4, 2015

Celebrated by pomp and parade...

"I believe that it (Independence Day) will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival... it ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..." -- John Adams

John Adams probably wouldn't have minded extending his list by adding, "ham radio".  Happy Independence Day!  Let the bells of freedom ring.
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

July 3, 2015

Divine madness...

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. -- Alfred North Whitehead

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 26, 2015

If it is clumsy...

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. -- Edsger Dijkstra

Photograph of Edsger Dijkstra
Edsger Dijkstra

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 19, 2015

Things people know that ain't so...

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.  It's the things people know that ain't so. -- Edwin Armstrong






Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 12, 2015

One of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics...

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians. -- Edsger Dijkstra

Photograph of Edsger Dijkstra
Edsger Dijkstra

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher