Mathematics has Competition
Mathematics is the lingua franca of science. Except that Bernard Chazelle now claims that there are two such languages - mathematics and computer science. It's a curious claim. He likens mathematics to "epithets" and computer science to "novels" and claims that a computer science background is imperative to studying biology. All he thinks we need are a great populariser of computer science (wasn't that what Wolfram tried to be?) and an Einstein.
I'm inclined to ask, with the article's author, "Isn't computer science really just a stepchild of mathematics?"