Thursday, 14 February 2008

Mathematicians = Lovers ?

"Mathematicians are like lovers .... Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence, another." ---Fontenelle

Suppose the above premise is true, does it mean the worst lover one can get is a mathematician? ;-)

5 comments:

HP said...

haha...i think the answer is : Yes.

if mathematicians agree with the principle of equivalence (or equality) between the consequence of love and the consequence of mathematical reasoning (if any), then consistent with the premise, the answer is : Yes.

Since there's no inference rules of justifying such principle of equivalence in the mathematical habit of reasoning (at least when we appeal the physical habit of thinking), so mathematicians will find 'contradiction' in the nature of love because of the lack of the equivalence. Hence, again, the answer is : Yes..

HP said...

...and then, because the words like 'worst', 'bad', 'good', etc., are vague qualifier and seem relative to many people, then mathematicians will come back to (at least) the relativistic composition laws for determining the kinematics of love hehe... at this stage they will find that inertial motion in special relativity is just special case of free-fall in a gravitational field in the general theory of relativity, etc.

noted in life's history of Einstein that the 'happiest thought of his life' was not when he getting the love of Mileva, but of finding the equivalence between kinematic acceleration and the acceleration of gravity in the general theory of relativity. so Einstein found that gravity is not entity within spacetime, but an attribute of spacetime itself.... so the free-falling of particle in inertial motion of special relativity became too vague to Einstein in the late of 1916....

the conclusion is : there's no good future prospect for the loving of mathematicians and physicists...haha...

ime' said...

mmm.... gak ngerti, vit :D

terangin dong, bu guru :D

Savitri said...

denotatif kok, me'. Gak ada yg perlu diterangin. :P

ime' said...

yaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh... kecewa...

padahal gue berharap banget diterang'in :(