Martin Gardner Quotes

Martin Gardner Quotes: One day, when I was doing well in class and had finished my lessons, I was sitting there trying to analyze the game of tic-tac-toe... The teacher came along and snatched my papers on which I had been doodling... She did not realize that analyzing tic-tac-toe can lead into dozens of non-trivial mathematical questions.
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Martin Gardner Quote: Mathemagical mathematics combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick.
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Quotes about Martin Gardner: In many cases a dull proof can be supplemented by a geometric analogue so simple and beautiful that the truth of a theorem is almost seen at a glance.
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Quote about Martin Gardner: The last level of metaphor in the Alice books is this: that life, viewed rationally and without illusion, appears to be a nonsense tale told by an idiot mathematician. At the heart of things science finds only a mad, never-ending quadrille of Mock Turtle Waves and Gryphon Particles. For a moment the waves and particles dance in grotesque, inconceivably complex patterns capable of reflecting on their own absurdity.
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Martin Gardner Sayings: The greatest scandal of the century in American psychiatry ... is the growing mania among thousands of inept therapists, family counselors, and social workers for arousing false memories of childhoood sexual abuse.
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Martin Gardner Saying: All mathematicians share... a sense of amazement over the infinite depth and the mysterious beauty and usefulness of mathematics.
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Sayings about Martin Gardner: Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality.
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Saying about Martin Gardner: A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?
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