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Sun, 12 Feb 2006

People heart Mathematicians

A 6-month old Nature piece on Mathematicians and how they are actually reasonably well-liked, despite their own perceptions that they aren't:

"... they celebrate mathematicians as pure intellectuals who, unlike physicists, biologists or chemists, are untainted by applications of their work. For even though mathematics is eminently useful, its application barely features in its public reputation. Disciplines that are traditionally inclined to disdain pure theory \u2014 biology springs to mind \u2014 should take note of the success with which mathematics, this most theoretical of disciplines, has haplessly bungled its way into people's hearts"

They make mathematicians sound almost like helpless puppies.

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