[Haskell-cafe] Off-topic: Mathematics

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 31 19:14:37 CEST 2011

On 30/08/2011 09:49 PM, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:

> Knuth admitted that he had learnt a lot while teaching things he already
> knew. So did Feynman. And Landau.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, explaining something to somebody 
else forces you to order your thoughts and think through the knowledge 
you already have, so that you can present it to somebody else in 
something resembling a coherant form. It's not unusual for this process 
to clarify your own knowledge.

At least, that's *my* excuse for constantly talking to myself... >_>

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