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Old 2010-03-15, 09:56   #34
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hello, i am new to these forums, thought they looked interesting!!!

You could say that Erdos was in a league of his own, so it did not matter if he took the drugs. the problem seems to be at universities, where students taking the drugs outperform those who don't - and that is on the rise. I see it a bit as an unfair advantage.
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Old 2010-03-15, 16:09   #35
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He, he, "crystal math."
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Yeah, that Erdรถs, he was a real "crack mathematician." :D
A real heroin mathematics who produced morphine papers than the famous Marie Juana?
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Old 2010-03-15, 16:28   #36
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hello, i am new to these forums, thought they looked interesting!!!

You could say that Erdos was in a league of his own, so it did not matter if he took the drugs. the problem seems to be at universities, where students taking the drugs outperform those who don't - and that is on the rise. I see it a bit as an unfair advantage.
How do you know Erdos was in a league of his own without the drugs?
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Old 2010-03-15, 17:04   #37
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How do you know Erdos was in a league of his own without the drugs?
The evidence suggests otherwise. Erdos stopped taking amphetamines for a month, to prove that he wasn't addicted. He subsequently claimed that the experiment had set back mathematics by a month.

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