[seqfan] Re: OK to submit interesting new sequences

Robert Munafo mrob27 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 00:37:12 CEST 2010

The prime numbers originated in Nature, but the human mind is a
pattern-recognition mechanism. So, mathematicians have distanced themselves
from Nature by preoccupying themselves with finding patterns in the

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:15, Jeremy Gardiner <
jeremy.gardiner at btinternet.com> wrote:
> If mathematics is the study of patterns and the prime numbers are what is
> left when you have taken all the patterns away, then sequences of prime
> numbers are the *least* interesting sequences...
> On 10/6/10 17:40, "N. J. A. Sloane" <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
> > In fact, it is the sequences that are sent in by people not
> > on the mailing list that are often of the greatest interest
> > (and are not just another "primes of the form ..." sequence).

 Robert Munafo  --  mrob.com

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