by Keith Devlin, lecturing at Stanford:

Right at the outset, he describes mathematics as: The Science of Patterns. Given that the human mind can be seen as a giant pattern recognizer, this makes the study of mathematics deeply important to the study of our essential nature.

“It could be that the patterns of mathematics are not reflecting the universe, but how the human mind is reflecting the universe.” —

Keith Devlin

He also called Fibonacci (who just went by Leonardo — the surname was given to him later) the Steve Jobs of his day, “in every detail”. I’ll have to look more into this.

*Side Note: the poor guy is sweating up a storm throughout this lecture*.