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You are not logged in. #51 20120312 11:37:54
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Yes, heee, heee, heee, forgive a feeble old man. I will have to enlarge the font so I can hear it better. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #52 20120312 11:40:47
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Do you have synesthesia old man? Seems like you do, since you hear letters. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #53 20120312 11:42:37
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Why do you say that? Why 77 years ago I was younger than you are. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #54 20120312 11:43:59
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Well now you're not.now you're old. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #55 20120312 11:48:21
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Happens to everybody. Time for my wheat bran. Now where did I put those bowls? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #56 20120312 11:52:24
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Yes, it does. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #57 20120312 11:57:13
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Hee hee hee. Your calculations are slightly off. It is 5:58 pm here. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #58 20120312 12:09:12
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Oh, daylight savings. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #59 20120312 12:13:49
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Yes, we have that here. Started by Ben Franklin. Do you have something similar there? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #60 20120312 12:15:18
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Hi bobbym The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #61 20120312 12:18:53
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?It is supposed save energy. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #62 20120312 12:19:41
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?How? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #63 20120312 12:21:41
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?The sun rises earlier and sets later. I guess they are trying to adjust the hours of the work day to be in tune with the sun. More light means less used electricity. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #64 20120312 12:27:46
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Ok. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #65 20120312 12:36:00
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?It does make for some confusion because the date on my computer needs to be set manually. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #66 20120312 12:40:26
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Yeah, that can be really annoying. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #67 20120312 12:45:59
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Interestingly, computer memory and cpu power is increasing and human brains are supposedly getting smaller. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #68 20120312 12:50:24
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Hi bobbym The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #69 20120312 12:58:40
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Well, that is what they are saying. But here is one spot where being older pays off. I can remember them saying just the opposite. Who knows what they will say in 10 or 20 years. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #70 20120312 13:09:50
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?Hi bobbym The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #71 20120312 13:15:37
Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?My point is, no science has the certainty of mathematics. In mathematics many things stay the same for thousands of years. Other so called disciplines are nothing but conclusions based upon a small amount of empirical evidence. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 