[seqfan] Re: OK to submit interesting new sequences
Chris Starling
chaosorder4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 01:43:17 CEST 2010
But by studying primes, or studying non-primes for that matter, isn't that a
way for mathematicians to immerse themselves in intimacy with Nature, rather
than distancing themselves from it?
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Alonso Del Arte
<alonso.delarte at gmail.com>wrote:
> On a philosophical level, I think I agree with Jeremy and Robert. But on a
> practical level I think I understand Neil's point: sequences like A096064,
> A096065 and certainly A095995 are sequences I would not submit today; not
> that I could -- someone else would have already taken care of them.
>
> Al
>
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > integers.
> >
> > 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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