Reading more of @mathyawp's "Math for Human Flourishing" ( ): today Ch 12, "Community". Math has the lowest coauthorship rate among the sciences, so it's reassuring to learn that there's still plenty of collaboration and that community enriches math.
Struck by a simile about many ways to be a mathematician, in approach, career, etc. @mathyawp writes we should not think about math as a pole, which a vine can climb only one way. It's a trellis, with many paths upward, none more valid than the rest.
That's my new go-to way to think about science. Experiments, theory, observation; university, government, industry; professional, amateur; whatever. There are many ways to move science forward.

Have I mentioned I'm loving this book?
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