Re: the pons as[imov]inorum of calculus

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 22:41:30 MDT

At 11:31 AM 7/07/00 -0400, John Clark wrote:

>Fortunately this inability didn't harm Asimov's self esteem much. In his
>he said that in his entire life he'd only met two people who were smarter
than him,
>one was Marvin Minsky and the other was Carl Sagan.

It was pretty unpuncturable. :) But there was one other guy he admitted
outstripped him - Heinz Pagels (in a rather moving tribute after that fine
man fell to his early death during a climbing accident).

Damien Broderick
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