The last theorem in John H. Conway’s book, *On Numbers and Games *(1976), is:

**Theorem 100:** This is the last theorem in this book.

(The proof is obvious.)

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The last theorem in John H. Conway’s book, *On Numbers and Games *(1976), is:

**Theorem 100:** This is the last theorem in this book.

(The proof is obvious.)

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But what does 100 proof prove?

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That there’s Theorem 100.

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So happy to be informed.

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An example of the humorous side of mathematicians. When you wade through abstractions to which others roll their eyes, you need to include some line, punch or otherwise, that will draw them back.

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Indeed.

Ramanujan’s proofs could do that due to their sheer beauty.

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nice nice

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Haha!

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This post makes me ask if you have done anything about Raymond Smullyan.

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I have only read 2 of his books (What is the name of this book and The Lady or the Tiger). His other books are on my to be read list but I can’t find the time for it. Thanks for reminding me. Might as well read one of his books this weekend.

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😀

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”

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The greats, it seems, liked to emphasize the obviousness of their ideas.

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