Curiouser and Curiouser!

'Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?' He asked. 'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'

Apparently it's pure beauty

Ever since I learned about the existence of savant's I wondered what being a math savant would be like. The idea that you could be given any kind of complex problem and immediately come up with the answer but have no idea why or how... my feeling was that it might be the kind of thing that would drive you mad:

One of the researchers tried to throw him off by presenting him with a section of the decimals of Pi which was wrong, with some digits in the wrong place. And, whereas the real series of decimals is pure beauty to him, the false series gave him a strong reaction of being wrong and disharmonious.

Apparently not.

29/03/2007 20:41 by Matt Mower | Permalink
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