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What pen would you guess is in Kurt Godel's pocket?

 

http://payingattentiontothesky.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/einstein-and-godel.jpg

 

Any thoughts?

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Two of the finest minds in history and we look at the pen. Naturally.

 

Where was Godel born and where and when was this picture taken?

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Two of the finest minds in history and we look at the pen. Naturally.

 

Where was Godel born and where and when was this picture taken?

 

Kurt Godel was born in 1906 (in Austria-Hungary, now the Czech Republic). You can read his biography here:

 

http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Godel.html

 

As for the date of the picture, there is a copy of it in Walter Isaacson's Einstein biography that dates it at 1950 - about 5 years before Einstein's death. Godel lived until 1978, eventually dying of starvation due in part to his fear that he was being poisoned.

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Too bad he could only afford the non-lifetime.

 

 

Missing the white dot just means it was ....incomplete.

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

Oscar Wilde

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The consistency of white dot placement cannot be proven; it might have a lifetime point... but without taking the cap off, we may also wonder if he didn't borrow the pen from Schroedinger.

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It's mainly pens, just now....

Oh, good heavens. He's got a blog now, too.

 

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Too bad he could only afford the non-lifetime.

 

 

Missing the white dot just means it was ....incomplete.

 

:eureka: :thumbup: :roflmho:

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