Eric Temple Bell Quote

The so-called obvious was repeatedly scrutinized from every angle and was frequently found to be not obvious but false. "Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.


p. 14 - Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science (1938)

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The so-called obvious was repeatedly scrutinized from every angle and was frequently found to be not obvious but false. Obvious is the most dangerous ...

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The so-called obvious was repeatedly scrutinized from every angle and was frequently found to be not obvious but false. Obvious is the most dangerous ...

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The so-called obvious was repeatedly scrutinized from every angle and was frequently found to be not obvious but false. Obvious is the most dangerous ...

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The so-called obvious was repeatedly scrutinized from every angle and was frequently found to be not obvious but false. Obvious is the most dangerous ...