Saturday, January 15, 2022

Quote of the Day (Bill Nye, on the Uniqueness of Knots)

“Every knot is… its own little lesson in symmetry and the distribution of forces — a microcosm of mathematical elegance....Like mathematical equations, knots come in almost endless variations that may look superficially similar but have wildly different properties. Some are nearly impossible to untie, others look strong but easily slip apart, still others will easily but nearly unbreakably join two separate pieces of cord.”—“Science Guy” Bill Nye, Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem (2017)

The photo accompanying this post, showing Bill Nye in his trademark blue lab coat and bowtie, was taken at the Natural Products Expo West 2010 on March 11, 2010, by lifescript and posted on Flickr. 

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