Monthly Archives: March 2007

(mathemtical) language as a barrier to (mathematical) maturity

I can understand why immigrants refuse to learn a new language. It is difficult, but that’s not the important part. It not only takes time, but also mental tolerance at the expense of ordinary cognitive development, that is to say, … Continue reading

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What is to be sought

Topoi? Etendu? French words always ring religious mysticism. After all the French king Clovis traded with God. But the goal of pursuit usually is not about the ends. I would like to reevaluate my interest in mathematics. Having had no … Continue reading

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Need to be more diligent

"Too lazy~~~" a tall Dutch math student spoke to me thus about himself after some lengthy cultural discussion right after class. "Well, I guess we all are". But what’s the cure? Let’s face it. We don’t want to be lazy. But … Continue reading

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absolutely atrocious

I read on Wikipedia today that gypsy women in Norway, Czech, and Bulgaria were forced to be sterilized up until very recent time.  

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Action vs. Quiescence

  A trained player knows how to balance the two with grace. So it’s not a matter of which is better, but rather is like the yingyang in Taoism philosophy, which requires the art of coexistence. I have a feeling though, … Continue reading

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‘Tis too much to ask for

‘Tis too much to ask for, But i will try once more. My spirit cannot find rest, Without your divine condescension. Do let my affection become Your aegis through all time, From which I will thrive, And find peace in … Continue reading

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Piano concerto No.1

How can I forget this lovely gemstone in the earliest memory of my adolescence. I was enraptured at the time by its overwhelming sorrow and melancholy. First movement is where I experienced the most personal convulsion; the springlike sprinkle of piano intermezzo was unique to that … Continue reading

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