am 13.4.06 1:25 Uhr schrieb Rickard A. Parker unter [log in to unmask]:
> We have heard much about the poetry of mathematics, but very little of
> it has yet been sung. The ancients had a juster notion of their
> poetic value than we. The most distinct and beautiful statement of
> any truth must take at last the mathematical form. We might so
> simplify the rules of moral philosophy, as well as of arithmetic, that
> one formula would express them both.
> A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
> by Henry David Thoreau
> The Project Gutenberg etext of the book is at
> Note that it has "statement" not "statements".
> Rick Parker
Rick ought to know -- he lives at the shore of the Concord River.
Happy Easter days to you and Peggy!