An astronomer, a physicist, and a mathematician (it is said) were holidaying in Scotland. Glancing from a train window, they observed a black sheep in the middle of a field.

'How interesting' observed the astronomer, 'all Scottish sheep are black!' To which the

physicist responded, 'No, no! Some Scottish sheep are black!' The mathematician gazed heavenward in supplication, and then intoned, 'In Scotland there exists at least one field, containing at least one sheep, at least one side of which is black.'

Taken from 'Fermat's Last Theorem' by Simon Singh

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