FOM: Re: General Intellectual Interest
mthayer at ix.netcom.com
Sun Mar 21 19:08:59 EST 1999
Joe Shipman writes
>In support of Steve's contention that F.O.M. is of great "general
>this week's TIME magazine names the 20 most influential minds of the 20th
>(actually 24 people since three were teams), and the only mathematicians on
>the list are Godel and Turing, both of whom are central to f.o.m.
I would have to read the article before believing this, since Goedel is also
very trendy among the post-modernists (for, admittedly, the wrong reasons).
Also Turing is closely associated with computers in many peoples' minds.
Why were these two included?
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