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Topic: [HM] Mathematics and Music
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Clark Kimberling

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[HM] Mathematics and Music
Posted: Apr 9, 2000 5:12 PM
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Long ago, I read a strong sentence something like this: The science of
modern mathematics can claim to be the most original creation of mankind;
another claimant to this position is music.

Can someone identify the source and give the correct wording?

The sentence raises two questions in the history of mathematics:

(1) Are there earlier publications asserting that mathematics is unique -
or extreme - with regard to originality (and/or creativity)?

(2) Are there earlier publications in which mathematics and music, to the
exclusion of other subjects, are placed so high?

Clark Kimberling

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