A Prophet, a Mathematician And an Atheist Walk Into a Bar

A comparison between Erdős, Kronecker and Jim Overbeck.

St. Jakobus Kirche Görlitz. On Unsplash by ubahnverleih.

God invented the integers?

In a lecture for the Berliner Naturforscher Versammlung in 1886, Kronecker said:

“Natural numbers were created by God, everything else is the work…



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A.P. Bird

M.A. in Philosophy. Fritz Lang's Metropolis, and a King Kong graphic novel got me into science fiction when I was a kid. alexand3r.bird@gmail.com