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The Say of the Week April 28, 2008

Posted by dorigo in games, humor.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

(Undisclosed source)

Update: Ok, if you happen to not know the author of the above, a hint: he also said…

If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it ?

(courtesy Jeff)



1. DB - April 28, 2008

If they were alive, it is possible that Poincare and Hilbert would say that the author of that saying practiced what he preached!

2. Guess Who - April 28, 2008

I remember seeing the first one attributed to Einstein, but it may just be slander (he was pretty restrictive with references in his papers).

3. Fred - April 28, 2008

That be either Shelley’s Frankenstein or God.

4. dorigo - April 28, 2008

Probably Dr. Frankenstein then. My idea of God is of somebody who sits and watches as others do research.


5. Doug - April 29, 2008

Hi Tommaso

The Mathematical Association of America attibutes the quote, courtesy Jeff, to Einstein in Ed Sandifer, “How Euler Did It’, July 2007.

6. dorigo - April 29, 2008

That’s correct, Doug… It matches the information I’ve got.


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