[TUHS] > I really

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Mar 27 22:41:47 AEST 2017


    > From: Doug McIlroy

    > As Erdos would say of a particularly elegant proof, "It comes from the
    > Book," i.e. had divine inspiration.

Just to clarify, Erdos felt that a deity (whom he referred to as the 'Supreme
Facist') was unlikly to exist; his use of such concepts was just a figure of
speech. 'The Book' was sort of a Platonic Ideal. Nice concept, though!

	Noel


More information about the TUHS mailing list