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ThomasR comments on Vanity and Ambition in Mathematics - Less Wrong

9 Post author: multifoliaterose 12 October 2010 05:49AM

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Comment author: ThomasR 14 October 2010 09:43:29AM 2 points [-]

My experiences, as a kind of outsider who is just curious about some themes in math too and asks around for infos, explanations and preprints/slides, is that mathematicians are by far the easiest science community to communicate with. I conclude that status is of little relevance.

Comment author: ParsiZad 21 November 2013 11:56:14PM 1 point [-]

Mathematicians are like everyone else, a human, susceptible to the common people tendencies, unless there is 'something' in mathematical thinking that would put them into a different category, more human (the definition of to be a human even if in the strict sense of mathematical rigor would fail, wouldn't it?) or less human ( (a thinking machine).