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Quote from Ian Stewart

Mathematics is not a long-dead subject preserved in dusty tomes, in which all the questions have been solved and all the answers are listed at the back of the book.  It is a vibrant, lively, ever-growing subject: Indeed, more new mathematics is being created today than ever before.  Further, this new mathematics is not just ever-more-complicated answers to bigger and bigger sums.  It lies on a far higher conceptual level.  Mathematics is the study of patterns, regularities, rules, and their consequences -- the science of significant form -- and nowhere is form more significant than in biology.

Ian Stewart
from Life's Other Secret:
The New Mathematics in the
Living World

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