Power and Beauty and Light

The story I’m going to tell is about abstract mathematics. I’m going to argue that its power and beauty lie not in the answers it provides or the problems it solves, but in the light that it sheds. That light enables us to see clearly, and that is the first step to understanding the world around us.

— Eugenia Cheng, How to Bake Pi, p. 13

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