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Topic: [HM] Quotations from Godel
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Fred Shapiro

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Registered: 12/3/04
[HM] Erdos Quotation
Posted: Jan 22, 2005 10:50 AM
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Paul Erdos's line, "A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into
theorems," is quoted in the Atlantic, Nov. 1987. Can anyone supply an
earlier source for this, together with the exact wording of the earlier
source?

Fred Shapiro


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