Friday, May 20, 2005

The nature of Mathematicis

I bet this is news to lots of mathematicians.


30 something said...

"People are now claiming proofs for two of the most famous problems in mathematics... yet it is far from easy to tell whether either claim is valid... the purported proof is so long and the mathematics so obscure no one wants to spend the time checking through its hundreds of pages for fear they may be wasting their time"

This sounds like something that Slartibardfast would say after drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

Karl said...

While I certainly do hear Adams' voice in this quote, I sort of hear it more as an entry in the Guide.

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