> "riderofgiraffes" > ... > > Feel free to include nominations for "greatest > > ever" as well: > > > > Euler, Gauss, Eudoxus, Fermat, ... > > > > And of course, Erdos. > > Ramanujan and Cauchy are big standouts, in my mind > anyway. > > >
dead mathematicians who believed in god
however it needs to be said :
a) Cauchy-Riemann equations had been previously discovered by d'Alembert.
b) hypothesized that ether had the mechanical properties of an elasticity medium.
= considered today to be cranky ? i guess glird got his ether ideas from Cauchy ? Does elasticity really explain the ' no propulsion question ' i asked recently ?