Monday, May 10, 2010

Who else can write such moving lines than the brilliant thinker-mathematician, Gian-Carlo Rota - reacting to the marked intellectual manslaughter of a superb mathematician, Mark Kac by a noted Probabilist, William Feller, who was:

"...carried away by the sadistic streak that emerges in our worst moments, when we tear someone to shreds with the intention of forgiving him the moment he begs for mercy."

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