(3 Jun 1945 - )
Science Quotes by John Derbyshire (1 quote)
Nonmathematical people sometimes ask me, You know math, huh? Tell me something Ive always wondered, What is infinity divided by infinity? I can only reply, The words you just uttered do not make sense. That was not a mathematical sentence. You spoke of infinity as if it were a number. Its not. You may as well ask, 'What is truth divided by beauty? I have no clue. I only know how to divide numbers. Infinity, truth, beautythose are not numbers.
— John Derbyshire
- Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics, by John Derbyshire. - book suggestion.