Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Dec 2002, 9:34 a.m.

The Island of Mathematicians and Morons

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Last night Michael shared a logic problem with Devin and me. Evidently Smullyan, in What Is the Name Of This Book?, mistakenly said it was insoluble, and Michael corrected him. But it took Michael at least a few months, at age 14 or so, to realize the solution, so expect a solution in this space perhaps five years from now. Title credit Devin.