Quite often in science we get a bit ahead of ourselves and begin theorizing wildly, which can very often be an excellent thought experiment in and of itself. But without some data to give proof to our theorems, we can be easily sidedtracked. Never have I read a statement so poetically phrased to admonish against it as I have recently:
This is definitely the quote of the week:
Definitely the quote of the day:
This is essentially the mathematician’s equivalent of the adage “Fake it ’til you make it.”
He really has a great sense of humor, doesn’t he?