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The Martin Rodbell Papers

Title:
Godel's Theorem or Why I Am a Scientist pdf (40,250 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Godel's Theorem or Why I Am a Scientist
Number of Image Pages:
1 (40,250 Bytes)
Date:
Unknown
Creator:
Rodbell, Martin
Rights:
Courtesy of Martin Rodbell.
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Career Choice
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 11
Unique Identifier:
GGAAAI
Document Type:
Poems
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Personal and Biographical, 1939-1999
SubSeries: Writings by Rodbell
Folder: Poems and Essays, [no date]
Transcript:
Godel's Theorem or Why I am a scientist
There was once a mathematician named Godel
who with me while descending into Hell
Said with sardonic smile-
Rodbell,
You should wish for inconsistencies in Life
Then you can avoid all Strife
Because, with their conspiracy you can establish Laws
Provided you hide their intrinsic flaws.
Ah, you say, You believe in Consistency above all
Therein lies your blessed and defiant strength.
Except, my friend, with such stability
You can't prove the measure of anything, including length.
So, with this axiomatic parable -Godels proof,
I have become not a spoof,
But a scientist-a kind of
Fantasist.
In this way I can struggle forever without Afront
Struggling but Smiling, Free as a Bird-
Aloof
For to every problem I confront
I can safely say, There is nothing to Proof.
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