Pauca sed matura

The great mathematician Carl Gauss had a belief of “Pauca sed matura” which means “few, but ripe”. What he meant by this is that he wasn’t going to publish something until it was perfect.

On the one hand this is commendable because when he published things, they were indisputable. On the other hand it wasn’t until after his death that many of his greatest theorem’s and discoveries were realized.

There probably is some type of a happy medium where people do the research, they do the testing but don’t have to be quite the perfectionist of Gauss before sharing with the world. Too many people over share, a few under share, there has to be something in the middle.

Have a great day!

Lawrence