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Andrzej Gutek


Research interests:

  • General Topology
  • History of Mathematics
  • Ethnomathematics


Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706–90).

"You can't teach what you don't know any more than you can come back from where you ain't been." Will Rogers (1879 - 1935).

"I don't care how little your country is, you got a right to run it like you want to. When the big nations quit meddling then the world will have peace." Will Rogers (1879 - 1935).

"Don't confuse education with sound judgment, colleen. Maybe the two should go together, but they don't when the teacher stops showing proof and the students stop thinking ideas through." Christopher Stasheff, A Wizard in the Way.

"In the first place, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards." Mark Twain, Following the Equator.

"Exams are about sorting the bright from the dim, not about demonstrating progress." from The Economist, October 5th - 11th 2002.

"Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

"Time is a book that has already been written. We are each reading from the same paragraph right now. All that is, all that was, all that will be; is." Brittany Clopton, Age 14 (2004).

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