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## #1 2014-01-02 21:35:30

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Dear Maths Teachers and Textbook writers, Could you please tell me what is an urn?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #2 2014-01-02 22:08:48

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Kaboobly doo! Urn is traditional. A box is a former receptacle of some unwanted piece of garbage.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #3 2014-01-02 22:13:18

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Supposing you went back in time and observed Archimedes on a beach writing in the sand. You watched that after he did some work he would take out
his sharp chicken bone, dip it in some foul smelling substance that was dark and start writing in an old scroll.
You run up to him and say, "sir, use my pen and writing paper that I have brought for you. It is much better than parchment, sand and sharp chicken bones.
He throws your pen into the water and the paper too saying, "you can not do math unless you write in the sand and in old parchments with a chicken bone dipped in goo. That is the only way you can do mathematics! That is the only way you can achieve understanding!"
You leave and come back home saying, "boy, Archimedes is an idiot!"

Understand?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #4 2014-01-02 22:18:59

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That sounds familiar. I will still call it an urn.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #5 2014-01-02 22:20:32

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an young man gave me that story

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #6 2014-01-02 22:24:57

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I am not a young man. If I give you any problems, they might be urns or boxes or even baskets.

An urn is like a vase.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #7 2014-01-02 22:56:27

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That reminds me of the old joke:

1st man: "What's a Greek urn?"

2nd man: " About 30 drachma a week"  Boom boom!

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

## #8 2014-01-02 23:05:53

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Pretty good joke.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #9 2014-01-02 23:06:02

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Boom boom?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #10 2014-01-02 23:14:59

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The punchline of a joke is often emphasized with a buh duh boom or a boom boom cchhh. May have started with Henny Youngman.

Three of his greatest bad jokes were:

I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #11 2014-01-02 23:38:42

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#### bobbym wrote:

Some things are better left unknown.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #12 2014-01-02 23:43:35

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#### Agnishom wrote:

Thanks it is clear to me now : cool:

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #13 2014-01-03 00:14:09

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When did I write that?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #14 2014-01-03 00:16:06

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #15 2014-01-03 00:20:51

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#### A spelling champion wrote:

Than you should know that does not have a value like 3 or some number.

Post 4

Why are we looking at that thread?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #16 2014-01-03 00:24:39

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Either that was a typo or a case of nehtthanosis.

In the spirit of your quoting, I thought I would follow suit.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #17 2014-01-03 00:27:17

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nehtthanosis?

Okay; lets quote some more

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #18 2014-01-03 00:32:32

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#### Agnishom wrote:

nehtthanosis?

Check out the first 8 letters in groups of 4.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #19 2014-01-03 00:37:38

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Thanks it is clear to me now : cool:

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #20 2014-01-03 00:42:39

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#### Agnishom wrote:

gr8!!!!!!!!!
gr8!!!!!!!!!!     !dea

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #21 2014-01-03 00:44:30

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#### Agnishom wrote:

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #22 2014-01-03 00:50:53

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Hmmm, day dreaming activates the brains center for producing the amazing delta waves.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #23 2014-01-03 14:44:33

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from urn to day dreaming.
nice jump....

by the way, Bob's joke were really good (especially that boom boom made me go )

friendship is tan 90°.

## #24 2014-01-03 14:49:37

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Yes, we do tend to go off every time we talk.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #25 2014-01-04 10:06:17

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The urn returns to Australia!

I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. -Fermat
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann