We have confused rigour at hand-calculating with rigour for the wider problem-solving subject of maths – the necessary hand mechanics of past moments with the enduring essence of maths.
An example I like to give is to pick up my iPhone, activate its Siri voice recognition and say: "Solve x cubed plus 2x plus one equals zero."
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