Mysteries of Mathematics

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things.
 Albert Einstein, see Quotations by Albert Einstein
 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
 John von Neumann, see Quotations by John von Neumann
There are lie groups and lie algebras in mathematics, but they have nothing to do with lying. They are names for the theories, which the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie (1842 - 1899) invented more than a hundred years ago. Theories whose value was not recognized at that time, but Lie was confident about the future: "I am certain, absolutely certain that...these theories will be recognized as fundamental at some point in the future."

But is there really no lying in mathematics? After all lying has been found out as one of the most fundamental human activities. Mathematically there can be no lie in mathematics, but there are mathematicians and other people who abuse mathematical concepts to fraudulently prove their wrong ideas about economy, science or society. People claiming to use mathematical thinking while creating weird mysteries and pseudo-science. If you want to find out more about this fascinating subject visit our new site about "Lying with mathematics and statistics"

You can find a lot about one of the greatest mathematicians ever and about his tragic life:  Evariste Galois

Mysteries of Mathematics
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