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Correspondence to Reuben Hersh.

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This paper is based on a talk that was given first to the New England Section of the Mathematical Association of America in November 1987 in Waltham, MA, as the Dan Christie Memorial Lecture, and again in November 1988 to the Southern California Section of the MAA meeting in Claremont.

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Hersh, R. Opinion. The Mathematical Intelligencer 12, 12–15 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03024013

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