Mar 15Liked by Thaddeus Hughes

I definitely need to watch this video given your interest, but I have a hard time believing number-crunching is some meaningful (even if inferior) part of rationality. It always strikes me to be some narrow or derivative part, given that it's so mechanical. The art of mathematics is not about number-crunching, it's about pattern-finding.

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They didn't talk too much about this (or it didn't leave a big impression on me).

Maybe that sort of intelligence is something akin to "wit" - the ability to see that something is profound (because you can see all sorts of patterns in the world, the question is, which are interesting)?

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