[TUHS] > I really

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 07:50:40 AEST 2017


On 27 March 2017 at 08:41, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
>     > 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!

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783662442043

N.


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