Fun_People Archive
4 Feb
The Death of Proof

Date: Fri,  4 Feb 94 16:13:50 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Death of Proof

 From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
 From: letters to the editors
 From: January 1994 issue of Scientific American

Hey, man, thanks a lot for "The Death of Proof."  What my
buddies down the hall liked best was what you said about how us
students don't relate to proofs.  We don't.  They're real hard,
and I don't think we should have to do them, not when you can
get the same stuff from those neat color videos.  The Grateful
Dead likes them too!

If you guys keep writing neat stories like this about how math
is getting easier and so much cooler, maybe us guys will take
some more math courses and maybe even become real mathematicians,
'cause it looks like a real neat job now and not boring like
I always thought because of all those numbers and equations and

Beavis and Butt-head say hi.

Bob Merkin
Northampton, Mass.

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []