I asked a mathematician friend, Ed Clark, about this. And he asked a
logician colleague. Here's the reply. :-)
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On 6/2/2010 1:24 PM, Brent Meeker wrote:
I forwarded this to my logician colleagues and asked if they thought it
was serious. One replied:
On 6/2/2010 2:35 PM, Gregory McColm wrote:
Wall Street has made a fetish of mathematics since it was founded. So of
course, logicians are ideally situated to gull investors out of their
After all, with all of those statisticians and stochastic process people
getting rich from the gullibility of bankers, why shouldn't logicians get
the same opportunity to make a dishonest buck? Why should the
equations and astrology people get all the business?
So of course it's serious. The fact that it took so long is
to the other worldliness and integrity of the logicians. But now
to be raking in the dough.
Meanwhile, Edwin, if you want a really nice nest egg, you
find some place with lots of people with more money than brains (Boca
fits that bill), and tell them about dominating sets, independence, and
packing. You could make a mint...
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