Well, at least those two are better than two who had counted natural numbers over 50 years.
I'm have to agree, he's a dumbass if he thinks that.
I remember a quote about academic fights: They are so vicious because the stakes are so small. Not quite the same, but still, it's funny.
those aren't really small stakes, category theory and differential geometry are Important. Now, had they been arguing about hats, that would be silly.
Yes, so they should raise the stakes... by dueling!
Galois tried that. It didn't really work out.
Are you saying it left some holes in his body of work?
fuck yeah, you're damn right it did. The dude delivered the papers incomplete and in hard to read handwriting.