At 20/9/2001 08:44 -0400, Randal wrote:
>I suppose that much of what we think about as beautiful and harmonious has
>a mathematical basis -- if for no other reason then because much of our
>idea of harmony comes from the experience of art (or the world) revealing
>inner order out of apparent chaos. This probably springs in our culture
>from the Christian notion that all true art reveals the hand and mind of God.
The New Scientist recently had an article about a female photographer at
?MIT who produces pictures for scientific papers.
Mathematics has been described as the handmaid of the sciences, it doesn't
make things. That's done by scientists: engineers, cooks*, shoe-makers, and
the like. In their work they may use techniques developed by mathematicians.
* Yes, there is a science of cookery.
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