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by erejnion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 15236

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

The whole thing about naming mathematical theorems is not about who thought of what, how obvious it is, or how useful the proof is. It's all about whose name will be quoted in future work. Somebody (Drobisch and Bellavitis, in this case) decided to use a given name, because he thought it'd be easier...
by erejnion
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50124549

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hooray for flagification!

Whizbang wrote:That is an awful lot of sand on that beach. If it is a lake, there shouldn't be more than a dozen or so feet of sand. If that were an ocean, we'd have seen some tidal movement by now.

Hm, some inner sea? But it can't be just any inner sea. Dead Sea?

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