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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 26, 2006 6:54 PM


In article <1153950719.740400.291830@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, "Gene Ward Smith" <genewardsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim F. wrote: > > > Goedel was certainly not Jewish. Cantor may well have > > been of Jewish descent, although he was certainly not > > brought up as a Jew but rather was raised as a Lutheran, > > a faith that he adhered to all of his life. > > Just to be complete here, let me point out that neither Fermat nor > Wiles were/are Jewish either. It seems "Jewish mathematics" has been > invented entirely by gentiles, and since there were and are many Jewish > mathematicans, whom one might have supposed could have been safely left > to invent Jewish mathematics if it needed inventing, it makes me wonder > why they bothered.
Perhaps it's related to the American invention of French fries.
 Gerry Myerson (gerry@maths.mq.edi.ai) (i > u for email)



