"It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve
five problems one way. "
I strongly doubt this... there is nothing more productive in science than to find one solution which solves five different problems.

Giacomo » May 3rd, 2008, 12:46 pm wrote: "A theory with mathematical beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data."
Paul Dirac
Giacomo » May 3rd, 2008, 7:22 pm wrote:
It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve
five problems one way.
George Polya
Giacomo » May 18th, 2008, 6:05 pm wrote:Conjectures :
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must
be held of higher value than solving it.
– Georg Cantor
Although to penetrate into the intimate mysteries of
nature and thence to learn the true causes of phenomena
is not allowed to us, nevertheless it can happen that
a certain fictive hypothesis may suffice for explaining
many phenomena.
– Leonhard Euler
It is the first duty of a hypothesis to be intelligible.
– Thomas Henry Huxley
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