sadovnik socratus wrote: > > After proving Euler's identity during a lecture, Benjamin Peirce, > a noted American 19th-century philosopher, mathematician, > and professor at Harvard University, stated that > "it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, > and we don't know what it means, but we have proved it, > and therefore we know it must be the truth." > # > Stanford University mathematics professor Keith Devlin said, > "Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence > of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human > form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler's Equation reaches > down into the very depths of existence." > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_identity > =====.. > > "it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, > and we don't know what it means, . . . . . > . . . but . . . > Euler's Equation reaches down into the very depths of existence." > ===..
Clearly, being a professor doesn't stop one from getting a bit carried away.
-- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting