## Comment Small Minded (Score 1) 332

The foibles that the author points out as evidence that the graduate students in biology are most miserable, are in fact the characteristics of weak graduate

students in almost any field.

students in almost any field.

There are some respected mathematicians that will tell you that every equation is a lie. The meaning of the equals sign depends on the context. For example \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_n=s means

that the limit of an associated sequence of partial sums is equal to s. This story doesn't even some close to revealing the problems with the "equals" sign.

Linus Pauling's "The Nature of the Chemical Bond"

James D Watson " The Double Helix"

F. Carl Gauss "Disquisitiones Arithmeticae"

Henri Poincare "MÃ©thodes nouvelles de la mÃ©canique cÃ©leste"

Pierre-Simon Laplace "MÃ©canique CÃ©leste"

Joseph La Grange "Mecanique Analytique"

Isaac Newton "Principia Mathematicae"

Herman Weyl "The Classical Groups"

Samuel Eilenberg, Saunders Maclane, "Algebraic Topology"

Alain Connes "Noncommutative Geometry"

Computer programmers do it byte by byte.