----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph S. Barrera III" <email@example.com>
To: "Phil Carmody" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Phil Carmody a écrit:
>> Mathematics should not have to involve martyrdom
I've always thought of Galois -- who, according to legend, wrote up his
notes on finite groups the night before he died in a duel -- as a martyr.
According to this article from The Hindu
duel was fought over a matter of politics. This brings us back to the
current contentions on the list.
-- whump "Jesus died for your sins. Galois died for your groups."
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