Re: martyrdom

From: Phil Carmody (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 14:10:57 PST

On Wed, 21 March 2001, Matt Jensen wrote:
> Well, tautologically, yes. Galois did his best work before dying.
> But we'll never know if he could have topped himself two years later.

That truly is the worst wording ever.
(or is it just UK slang to 'top yourself'?)

Mathematics should not have to involve martyrdom;
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