创造者的鉴赏力 | Taste for Makers

February 2002

“…Copernicus’ aesthetic objections to [equants] provided one essential motive for his rejection of the Ptolemaic system….”

– Thomas Kuhn, The Copernican Revolution

“哥白尼对天动说美学上的反对是他拒绝托勒密体系的重要原因…”
– Thomas Kuhn, The Copernican Revolution

“All of us had been trained by Kelly Johnson and believed fanatically in his insistence that an airplane that looked beautiful would fly the same way.”

– Ben Rich, Skunk Works

“在Kelly Johnson的训练之下,我们狂热地坚信他的主张: 一架看上去很美的飞机飞得也会同样的美.”
– Ben Rich, Skunk Works

“Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.”

– G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology

“美是第一道检验: 世上没有永久的地方容纳丑陋的数学.”
– G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology

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