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  1. #1 How do you Mathematicians view numbers? 
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    How do you Mathematicians view numbers? Has math ever been difficult for you guys? Or is math like a second language?


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    The numbers themselves aren't nearly as interesting as the patterns of their relationships.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil View Post
    The numbers themselves aren't nearly as interesting as the patterns of their relationships.
    I see.. have you ever or do you ever think in math, as you would English or French or any other language?
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    Sometimes I think in images, about math, or even just daydreams. Sometimes I do those things with words. It would be interesting to compare FMRI's of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil View Post
    Sometimes I think in images, about math, or even just daydreams. Sometimes I do those things with words. It would be interesting to compare FMRI's of the two.
    Defiantly would be... has math ever been challenging to you? Or has it almost always made sense?
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    I've really only come on to my mathematical interests in the last few years. I am by no means a mathematician. I can work my way a few pages into an eclectic range of mathematical works, but I have mastered no particular mathematical discipline to any significant level. It is hard for me to learn and do (mathematics), but I have a sense of there being a "pristine austerity" to the mathematical arts, and so I willingly apply myself.
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    Mathematicians experience symphonies that I can't hear.....*sobs*....but when I can get rid of these damned distractions one day, I am going to start to learn how to play it's instruments. :-)
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