|#10250||Hi! How are things going?|
(just fine, thank you...)
Great! Say, could I bother you for a question?
(you just asked one...)
Well, how about one more?
(one more than the first one?)
(you already asked that...)
[at this point, Alphonso gets smart... ]
May I ask two questions, sir?
May I ask ONE then?
Then may I ask, sir, how I may ask you a question?
(yes, you may.)
Sir, how may I ask you a question?
(you must ask for retroactive question asking privileges for
the number of questions you have asked, then ask for that
number plus two, one for the current question, and one for the
Sir, may I ask nine questions?
(go right ahead...)
|#10251||Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.|
-- Neil Armstrong
|#10252||How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind?|
-- Charles Schulz
|#10253||How many weeks are there in a light year?|
|#10254||How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere|
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
|#10255||Human beings were created by water to transport it uphill.|
|#10256||I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!|
-- Paul McCracken
|#10257||I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos.|
-- Albert Einstein, on the randomness of quantum mechanics
|#10258||I do hate sums. There is no greater mistake than to call arithmetic an|
exact science. There are permutations and aberrations discernible to minds
entirely noble like mine; subtle variations which ordinary accountants fail
to discover; hidden laws of number which it requires a mind like mine to
perceive. For instance, if you add a sum from the bottom up, and then again
from the top down, the result is always different.
-- Mrs. La Touche
|#10259||I do not remember ever having seen a sustained argument by an author which,|
starting from philosophical premises likely to meet with general acceptance,
reached the conclusion that a praiseworthy ordering of one's life is to
devote it to research in mathematics.
-- Sir Edmund Whittaker, "Scientific American", Vol. 183
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