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BY : Bob Ammerman email (remove spam text)

Well, we all pick on the Indiana legislature for this, but I'm pretty sure

the whole thing was a spoof even when it happened. Here is an excerpt from

the bill:

<QUOTE>

Section -3- In further proof of the value of the author's proposed

contribution to education and offered as a gift to the State of Indiana, is

the fact of his solutions of the trisection of the angle, duplication of the

cube and quadrature of the circle having been already accepted as

contributions to science by the American Mathematical Monthly, the leading

exponent of mathematical thought in this country. And be it remembered that

these noted problems had been long since given up by scientific bodies as

insolvable mysteries and above man's ability to comprehend.

</QUOTE>

Given that, IIRC, it has been _proven_ that trisection of an angle is

impossible (and I think the other items listed also); it seems to me that

this whole thing was done tongue-in-cheek.

Bob Ammerman

RAm Systems

(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level

software)

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