Re: Beautiful Mind

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 22:15:55 MST

Ken Clements <> Wrote:

> The best part for me was the basic idea that one might use the logical
>part of one's mind to work around problems elsewhere.

But it's not easy. When he got better somebody asked the real Nash why,
being a very logical man, he found it so difficult to reject insane fantasies,
his response was " because they came from the same part of my mind as my
mathematical ideas". He had two sons by the way, one got a Ph.D. in
mathematics at about the age of 19 and then went insane just like his father,
the other son was of only average intelligence but was a perfectly sane well
adjusted person.

            John K Clark

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