[seqfan] Re: OK to submit interesting new sequences
mrob27 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 02:46:59 CEST 2010
It was kind of meant as a joke. Perhaps not obvious enough...
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:43, Chris Starling <chaosorder4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But by studying primes, or studying non-primes for that matter, isn't that
> way for mathematicians to immerse themselves in intimacy with Nature,
> than distancing themselves from it?
> > 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.
Robert Munafo -- mrob.com
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