The Poincaré Conjecture

I like reading about mathematics. Take this article about the proof of the Poincaré conjecture for example. You get an eerie impression of the spectacular inadequacy of common language to describe mathematical concepts, which are often hermetically clad in visual representations. While those representations may be describable, the description in turn would loose its conceptual representativeness of the idea that is represented in the graph. But that's merely a conjecture of mine - you may call it the Dreyer Conjecture.

It is consoling no end however that despite of the apparent superiority of mathematical language, mathematicians themselves are not aloof from the fickle deficiencies of human nature even in the conduct of their business. Which is probably just another piece of anecdotal evidence supporting my conjecture.

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