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Street Wisdom

by | 17th, September 2004

‘TO the untrained eye, most graffiti appears to be both an unintelligent and unintelligible scrawl.

Linus Pauling was ‘ere

But that is precisely because our eye is untrained – hidden among the daubs on the side of buildings up and down the country are complex mathematical proofs, musings about astrophysics and thorny philosophical problems.

The Times may claim that the person who painted a complicated molecular formula of one of the four constituent parts of DNA on a Cambridge street is “the country’s cleverest vandal”, but we know differently.

Ten years ago, for instance, we found a proof to Fermat’s Last Theorem sprayed on the back wall of Anorak Towers – a full five years before it was

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