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"Unrestricted abstraction tends to divert attention from whole areas of application whose very discovery depends of the features that the abstract point of view rules out as being accidental." - Mark Kac

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"Unrestricted abstraction tends to divert attention from whole areas of application whose very discovery depends of the features that the abstract point of view rules out as being accidental." - Mark Kac
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"The ordinary genius is a fellow that you and I would be just as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what he has done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. The working of their minds is for all intents and purposes incomprehensible. Even after we understand what they have done, the process by which they have done it is completely dark. ... They cannot be emulated and it must be frustrating to cope with the mysterious ways in which the magician's mind works." - Mark Kac

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"The ordinary genius is a fellow that you and I would be just as, if we were only many times better. There is no mystery as to how his mind works. Once we understand what he has done, we feel certain that we, too, could have done it. It is different with the magicians. The working of their minds is for all intents and purposes incomprehensible. Even after we understand what they have done, the process by which they have done it is completely dark. ... They cannot be emulated and it must be frustrating to cope with the mysterious ways in which the magician's mind works." - +Mark Kac
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"Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?" - Mark Kac

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"Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?" - +Mark Kac
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