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October 10, 2005


Dennis Sustare

"What if Einstein had been born as goatherder in an impoverished family, say in India?"

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a poor child in India, was largely self-taught in mathematics, and yet became one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.

I'm not convinced that a goatherd could not become a great theoretical physicist... and if his goats grazed near CERN, who knows what might happen!

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