Mathematicians Of The Day

8th December

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Quotation of the day

From George Boole
After George Boole's death in 1864, his widow, Mary Boole, wrote
Mathematics had never had more than a secondary interest for him; and even logic
he cared for chiefly as a means of clearing the ground of doctrines imagined to be
proved, by showing that the evidence on which they were supposed to give rest had
no tendency to prove them. But he had been endeavoring to give a more active and
positive help than this to the cause of what he deemed pure religion.