Breakthroughs are Unpredictable

Source: Nature’s Numbers, 2008

In Stewart’s view, mathematics is the search for patterns in nature.

“The really important breakthroughs are always unpredictable,” he writes. “It is their very unpredictability that makes them important: They change our world in ways we didn’t see coming.”

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