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2 is not equal to 3; not even for very large values of 2.

Alcohol and calculus don't mix: don't drink and derive.

Chemistry is physics without thought; mathematics is physics without purpose.

If mathematically you end up with the incorrect answer, try multiplying by the page number.

It is rare that mathematicians are intuitive, and that men of intuition are mathematicians.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Mathematics has given economics rigour, but alas, also mortis.
Robert Heilbroner (1919-2005)

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

Some of it plus the rest of it is all of it.

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
Robert R. Coveyou

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature.
Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

Where are the calculations that go with the calculated risk?

Your probability of winning the lottery hardly increases by buying a ticket.

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