Calvin C. Clawson
(20 Mar 1941 - )
American writer and mathematician who was a systems analyst and planner with the Seattle Police Department, Seattle, Washington (c.1969-83) before taking up freelance writing from 1983. He later begain teaching mathematics at South Seattle Community College from 1994. He wrote four books on mathematics between 1992 and 1999, beginning with Conquering Math Phobia. He has also contributed short stories and articles to periodicals.
Science Quotes by Calvin C. Clawson (1 quote)
We know that there exist true propositions which we can never formally prove. What about propositions whose proofs require arguments beyond our capabilities? What about propositions whose proofs require millions of pages? Or a million, million pages? Are there proofs that are possible, but beyond us?
— Calvin C. Clawson
Mathematical Mysteries (1999), 295.