A certain distinguished applied mathematician was heard to assert in his lectures: "And so the problem can now be solved without any mathematics at all - just the use of group theory!"
And thei that bee dulle witted, and yet be instructed and exercised in it (Arithmetike), though thei gette nothyng els, yet this shall thei all obtain, that thei shall bee moare sharpe witted than thei were before.
ROBERT RECORDE, The Whetstone of Witte, and Eureka, 7.
Geometer: One who studies geometry; a caterpillar.
Shorter Oxford Dictionary, and Eureka, 15.
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