Subject: Re: LISP - 2 exponent 0 = 1
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 17 Sep 2002 14:16:32 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Tim Bradshaw
| Who cares about reals?  What we want is an explanation in terms of counting
| oranges (or apples will do, bananas if pushed) of why $e^{i\pi} = -1$.  We
| demand complex fruit[1]!

  Various forms of consumer fruits are now marketed as "seedless".  This is,
  of course, misleading.  They really have imaginary seed.  If you rotate a
  seedless fruit 90°, you get a fruitless seed.  This can provide hours of fun.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.