# Re: Science is a religion by itself.

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On 17 Feb 2013, at 19:44, meekerdb wrote:```
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```On 2/17/2013 7:56 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
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On 13 Feb 2013, at 04:29, socra...@bezeqint.net wrote:

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```After proving Euler's identity during a lecture, Benjamin Peirce,
a noted American 19th-century philosopher, mathematician,
and professor at Harvard University, stated that
"it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it,
and we don't know what it means, but we have proved it,
and therefore we know it must be the truth."
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Stanford University mathematics professor Keith Devlin said,
"Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence
of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human
form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler's Equation reaches
down into the very depths of existence."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_identity
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"it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it,
and we don't know what it means, .  . . . .’
. . .  but . . .
‘ Euler's Equation reaches down into the very depths of existence."
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Yes. Euler identity is wonderful.

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It amazes me also that it makes the square of any complex number into a (non normalized) gaussian:
```(e^ix)^2 = e^(-x^2)
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?? (e^ix)^2 = e^(2ix)
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Of course. Gosh, where was my mind at? Thanks for correcting!

Bruno

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Brent

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I love also Euler even deeper identity relating the square of the integers and the prime numbers:
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Sum from n = 1 to infinity of 1/n^s = Product on all primes p of (1/ (1- 1/p^s). This led Riemann to the deeper of all open problem in math
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Ramanujan found quite amazing number relations. Some are so deep that they link gravitation, quantum computing, prime numbers, string theory and the arithmetic of the integers, all given a key role to the number 24.
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Jacobi found amazing relations too, involving 24.

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Math is full of surprising relations. That's a reason, I think, to believe in their objectivity or 3p-independence.
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Bruno
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