A biologist, a statistician and
A biologist, a statistician and a mathematician are on a photo-safari in africa. They drive out on the savannah in their jeep, stop and scout the horizon with their binoculars.
The biologist : “Look! There’s a herd of zebras! And there, in the middle : A white zebra! It’s fantastic ! There are white zebra’s ! We’ll be famous !”
The statistician : “It’s not significant. We only know there’s one white zebra.”
The mathematician : “Actually, we only know there exists a zebra, which is white on one side.”
What’s purple and commutes?
Q: What’s purple and commutes?
A: An abelian grape.
Q: What’s yellow, and equivalent to the Axiom of Choice?
A: Zorn’s Lemon.
The ark lands after The Flood. Noah lets all
The ark lands after The Flood. Noah lets all the animals out. Says, “Go and multiply.” Several months pass. Noah decides to check up on the animals. All are doing fine except a pair of snakes. “What’s the problem?” says Noah. “Cut down some trees and let us live there”, say the snakes. Noah follows their advice. Several more weeks pass. Noah checks on the snakes again. Lots of little snakes, everybody is happy. Noah asks, “Want to tell me how the trees helped?” “Certainly”, say the snakes. “We’re adders, and we need logs to multiply.”
The shortest math joke
The shortest math joke ever: let epsilon < 0 (*)
Theorem: All positive integers
Theorem: All positive integers are interesting.
Proof: Assume the contrary. Then there is a lowest non-interesting positive integer. But, hey, that’s pretty interesting! A contradiction.