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10:33:07
Colleen
twitter.com/Shinmera/status... Website (HTML), Title: Shinmera auf Twitter: "I know nobody wants to see more sketch sheets but I don't care #onesi

14:55:10
gingerale
Finally started to read 'God Created the Integers', a collection of mathematical publications from ancient to modern era commented by Hawking.

14:55:50
gingerale
The selections from Euclid's 'The Elements' were interesting in the historical sense but reading the translated takes from it was so incredibly dry, heh.

14:57:25
gingerale
Also I think the title is a reference to some historical mathematics figure saying that the first creation of humans was the irrational numbers.

15:08:37
gingerale
Ah, I found the original source of the reference, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Kronecker

15:08:37
Colleen
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopo... Website (HTML), Title: Leopold Kronecker - Wikipedia

15:12:19
Shinmera
PincerAttack: and discrete mathematics is the branch that concerns itself with integers

15:14:02
gingerale
Seems it was part of critique against Georg Cantor's set theory, Kronecker calling the man a "scientific charlatan" and "corrupter of youth".

15:15:31
gingerale
Yeh, makes heck of a quote though. Cantor's work seem to be included in this book while Kronecker is absent.

15:16:09
Shinmera
Anyway, dunno about your book, but Logicomix for instance is genuinely enjoyable even for laymen