On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Monday, May 19, 2014 6:39:49 PM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Rustom Mody wrote:
>> > The provers call the calculators as "Just applied not pure mathematicians"
>> > The calculators say of the provers: "They are not mathematicians but
>> > logicians"
>> > (or philosophers)" [Chris had a funny quote on this a few weeks ago]
>> Which Chris? I don't remember either reading or writing such a quote,
>> and would like to. There are a good few Chrises on this list :)
> Something about mathematicians philosophers and waste-paper baskets
Oh! Yes, I remember now. Old joke I found someplace. Physicists need
heaps of sensitive (and expensive) equipment... mathematicians need
only pencils, paper, and waste-paper baskets. And philosophers don't
even need waste-paper baskets.