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True Humbleness 
21st-Aug-2006 09:43 pm
Dilbert
Mr. Perelman is a bit strange, but his humbleness is exemplary. I have never seen such true humbleness in UBF.
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25th-Aug-2006 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, human12. That was one of the most interesting articles I read in the last months. Not only because I once studied mathematics, but also because it shows again the problems of the Confucian/political mindset. It is neither compatible with Christianity nor with science. I think I always wanted to be like Perelman when I was young, but I was lacking his brilliance, insight and integrity.
25th-Aug-2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
but also because it shows again the problems of the Confucian/political mindset. It is neither compatible with Christianity nor with science.

Yau's mindset and claim are very similar to Samuel Lee's mindset and claim. Samuel Lee always claimed that his visit to Moscow in 1985(?) was the main reason to bring down the communist regime in the former Soviet Union.

Even though Yau claims 30% of credit in solving the most complicated math problems, Samuel Lee gave him 100% of credit in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Influenced by Samuel Lee, many UBF people still believe that their sacrifice in doing Russian dancing and eating black Russian bread on Fridays contributed the most in liberating the Russian people.

But it is not true. There were many people who sacrificed more than just doing Russina dancing, eating Russian bread on Fridays and visiting Moscow one time to bring down the Iron Curtain. But Samuel Lee and his devotees never considered the sacrifices others made. Samuel Lee and his devotees are more vicious than Yau in self-glorification.
25th-Aug-2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
The only difference is that Yau at least is a great mathematician who made some real achievements. He resembles more the fisher's wife in the famous tale.
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