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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:50:20 +0000http://ldtopology.wordpress.com/?p=4790#comment-17592it is very interesting! Thank you!
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:59:07 +0000http://ldtopology.wordpress.com/?p=4790#comment-17591Thanks, Bernhard. I absolutely agree that “Engaging with the * community on an abstract dissertation problem” could equally apply to any field in the liberal arts. There are lots of different ways to characterize what students learn from engaging in math research, and how it differs from other fields. Rigor is certainly a major one. The important thing is to recognize that these skills are as useful outside academia as inside.
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:50:50 +0000http://ldtopology.wordpress.com/?p=4790#comment-17590Thanks, vzn. I actually wrote this before the election and for various reasons waited to post it. But it does seem even more relevant with the recent talk of major cuts to funding agencies.
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:20:01 +0000http://ldtopology.wordpress.com/?p=4790#comment-17586I find this too feeble and unspecific: “Engaging with the mathematics community on an abstract dissertation problem” would equally apply to physics, philosophy, or sociology instead of mathematics. Mathematics offers more: rigor of thought, no way to fudge a missing answer, and no way to replace substance with show. Only computers are less forgiving – mathematicians can become good programmers. But above all: clarity, precision, knowing and questioning your assumptions, and caring about the subject rather than yourself, all innate to mathematics, are rare enough and helpful everywhere.
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