birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,
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Государственное финансирование науки

Можно ли утверждать, что математика бесполезна?
We enjoy the feeling that what we do is separate from the everyday world. As the number theorist G. H. Hardy wrote in 1940: "I have never done anything 'useful'. No discovery of mine has made, or is likely to make, directly or indirectly, for good or ill, the least difference to the amenity of the world." That idea is now untenable.
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