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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Not exactly a joke, but entertaining none the less.

I turn on my TV to see Star Trek, the Next Generation. They just happen to be in a scene talking about Fermat's Last Theorem. Picard makes a comment along the lines of, "No one has been able to solve this in 800 years."

So Wile's must be wrong.

It just goes to show that the future may be here before you know it. At least in math.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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Haha, nice one

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Maybe Star Trek is set in 2795.

Or maybe Picard was mistaken.

Or maybe it's just a fictional TV show.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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Fictional? But all this time I thought... I mean, how can it be... I'm so sad

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Don't worry, Patrick, they are only messing with your mind.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Television shows never research anything properly. Especially fictional television shows.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Or maybe it's just a fictional TV show. yikes

You sir shall hold your tongue before you lose it! How dare thee speak such words of heresy and blaspheming.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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