Humble pi

Doctor Y, describing something that will eventually be a paper by him and his collaborators.

“Next, we do something clever.”

A slight pause.

“Well, this reasoning comes originally from X, so I can say it is clever, because I’m not saying we’re clever.”

Then he continues.

This is what mathematicians are like. Excepting a few instances of human failure, we are decent folks. (The exceptions linked to are a Luddite terrorist, a familicidal lunatic and two Nazis. Eh, even in the best families…)

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