[seqfan] Re: OK to submit interesting new sequences
chaosorder4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 03:20:30 CEST 2010
Every callback is a prime divisor. Every punchline is a highly composite #.
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > But by studying primes, or studying non-primes for that matter, isn't
> > a
> > way for mathematicians to immerse themselves in intimacy with Nature,
> > rather
> > than distancing themselves from it?
> > > On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com>
> > 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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