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290 votes
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What are some examples of colorful language in serious mathematics papers?

139 votes
59 answers
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Jokes in the sense of Littlewood: examples? [closed]

86 votes
6 answers
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What are the most elegant proofs that you have learned from MO?

84 votes
38 answers
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What are some correct results discovered with incorrect (or no) proofs?

80 votes
64 answers
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Books you would like to see translated into English

75 votes
19 answers
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What are some deep theorems, and why are they considered deep?

58 votes
4 answers
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Is it possible to have a research career while checking the proof of every theorem that you cite?

27 votes
2 answers
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Are any natural examples of Gödel speed-up known?

21 votes
2 answers
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Question arising from Voevodsky's talk on inconsistency

19 votes
8 answers
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To what extent is it true that "number theory = mathematics"? [closed]

18 votes
4 answers
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The only great book that Bourbaki ever wrote?

15 votes
3 answers
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Natural examples of Reverse Mathematics outside classical analysis?

12 votes
1 answer
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In search of an early picture of Max Dehn

7 votes
0 answers
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Why has Sacks' "Measure-theoretic uniformity" not been more influential?