Reality Conditions

Thursday, April 06, 2006

From my Mailbox

You see, I don't look for nerdy mathematical humour, it comes to me. (That is the difference between me and Gauss; cf. the eleventh of the following lines.)


Gauss didn't discover the normal distribution, nature conformed to his will.

Gauss can construct transcendental numbers only using a compass.

Parallel lines meet where Gauss tells them to.

Some problems are NP because Gauss doesn't like computers.

Gauss never runs out of room in the margin.

Gauss can write irrationals as the ratio of 2 integers.

Gauss never needs the axiom of choice.

Gauss can square the circle and then transform it into the hyper-sphere.

The location and momentum of a particle are what Gauss say they are.

An elegant proof is one line long. Gauss' elegant proofs are one word long.

Gauss doesn't look for roots of equations, they come to him.

There are no theorems, just a list of propositions Gauss allows to be true.

When Gauss integrates he doesn't need to add a constant.

Hilbert put forward 23 unsolved problems because he hadn't properly read Gauss' notebooks.

Gauss knows the topological difference between a doughnut and a coffee cup.

Gauss can divide by zero.

Gauss would never ever have a badbox error.

Primes that aren't Gaussian primes get teased.

If Gauss had to walk 100 metres, and half the remaining distance, then half the remaining distance again, and so on, he'd get there.

Erdos believed God had a book of all perfect mathematical proofs. God believes Gauss has such a book.



UPDATE: Only after recieving a follow-up email I realized that this list is inspired on the famous list of Chuck Norris Facts.

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