Woops. Almost forgot to make a post today.
In the interest of getting it in under the wire, I’ll just pose the question:
Does the Act of Defending Theory Make One a Theoretician?
Would one defend theory, other than to justify one’s existence as a theoretician?
The reason that I ask is that in Suresh‘s computational geometry class today, someone asked why anyone would care about manifolds. I found myself defending theory alongside Suresh, who was also preventing me from assaulting this person for asking such an insulting question.