Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More from Mlodinow

"Fermat had not gained his high position through any particular ambition or accomplishment. He achieved it the old-fashioned way, by moving up steadily as his superiors dropped dead of the plague."

Ah. So there's still hope for Topiary to advance....

From "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives" by Leonard Mlodinow. 2008.

Photo of Pascal just for the heck of it.

Moo!

7 Comments:

Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

But how did he come up with that last theorem of his? Did he really prove it or was he full of hot air?

2:43 PM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

Let's hear it for the plague!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Sandi said...

That's Sarah Palin's strategy.

1:20 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Ha!

Cow is always blown away (by hot air) from GBs comments...

Dog, Cow is with you. Attrition, cannot fail...

Sandi: Yes, terrifyingly, there is apparently a 1 in 4 chance of McCain dropping dead in the next four years.

Help!

Moo!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Baba Doodlius said...

Fermat? I prefer Ferment. He was huge in beer production, I hear.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Linda and her Twaddle said...

So, am I right is thinking that proves the old "slow and steady wins the race" thingy? The tortoise and the hare story also proven? Well, okay, the plague aspect does help it a bit.

11:03 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

This doesn't surprise Cow about Ferment's Last Baba....

Linda, it's more like the more races you run, the better your chance of winning in something...

Moo!

2:13 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home