Mathematics without history is soulless
Junaid Mubeen

I felt the same way going through Physics in college. Yeah, it’s a lot of formulae that you memorize, which sometimes felt trite or unassociated, but when I started learning the stories of the scientists that discovered the theorems, the struggles and strange false ideas held at the time, and especially the “happy accidents” that led them to new ideas, I not only gained enthusiasm towards learning the material, but learned about life. These abstract, independent ideas suddenly were connected to the narrative of humanity, and thus connected to me.

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