G-C-Rota
Indiscrete mathematics
* Krieger, Martin H., [http://www.ams.org/notices/200503/fea-weil.pdf A 1940 letter of Andre Weil on analogy in mathematics], [http://www.ams.org/notices/200503/index.html AMS Notices 52 (March 2005)], 334-341.
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He even talks about how the charm of an analogy evaporates when you find a generalization that encompasses both terms:
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"The day dawns when the illusion vanishes; intuition turns to certitude; the twin theories reveal their common source before disappearing; as the Gita teaches us, knowledge and indifference are attained at the same moment. Metaphysics has become mathematics, ready to form the material for a treatise whose icy beauty no longer has the power to move us."