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I guess no one wants American dollars these days. Actually you have to give him credit for integrity. He had a stance, right or wrong, and stood by it. That is a rare thing today. I can't say I would turn down the mil.
Isn't he a hermit who is um... A little 'off'?
Chuck: I DO!!!! I can use some Americal dollars. Integirty. Schintegrity. This guy sounds a bit loopy to me. He solved the Poincare conjecture. I have no any idea why he is disagreeing with being paid for it.
Brooke: I think we can conclude that this guy is a loon from his not wanting to accept a prize that he earned. My God, he solved the Poincare conjecture. Woot! He deserves the prize!
I can understand turning down the money (sort of), but now he has no control over where the money goes.
I can understand not wanting the money. However he should have donated it to charity.
In my experience, many genius mathematicians lack common sense. Must be some kind of brain syndrome.
He may be a genius, but turning down all that money doesn't sound very smart to me. Thanks for dropping by my blog recently. I've been on a LONG blog break, and I've no idea when I'll start back up again. Things are going well, and my family has been busy. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
He could have given it to a charity...you're right, he might be real smart, but....Happy Fourth, Cube...xx
hey Cube HAVE AN AMAZING 4TH OF JULY my friend..hugs!
Have a great holiday my good friend
Hope you're having a good Independence Day weekend.Mathniks are interesting, but sometimes scary. Ted Kacsynski was a mathematician before he became the Unabomber.
It's funny that this would come up now especially in light of the fact that I'm reading a biography of the Curies and Poincare was very much in their orbit.
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