Gian-carlo Rota Quotes

Gian-carlo Rota Quotes: The lack of real contact between mathematics and biology is either a tragedy, a scandal or a challenge, it is hard to decide which.
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Gian-carlo Rota Quote: It is a common public relations gimmick to give the entire credit for the solution of famous problems to the one mathematician who is responsible for the last step.
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Quotes about Gian-carlo Rota: Mathematicians also make terrible salesmen. Physicists can discover the same thing as a mathematician and say 'We've discovered a great new law of nature. Give us a billion dollars.' And if it doesn't change the world, then they say, 'There's an even deeper thing. Give us another billion dollars.'
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Quote about Gian-carlo Rota: Very little mathematics has direct applications - though fortunately most of it has plenty of indirect ones.
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Gian-carlo Rota Sayings: Why is it that Serge Lange's Linear Algebra, published by no less a Verlag than Springer, ostentatiously displays the sale of a few thousand copies over a period of fifteen years, while the same title by Seymour Lipschutz in the The Schaum's Outlines will be considered a failure unless it brings in a steady annual income from the sale of a few hundred thousand copies in twenty-six languages?
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