This is quite intereseting.

Remember To Mock a Mockingbird book about combinatory logic that I recommended as one of my favorite books?

It's no coincidence that the author Raymond Smullyan used birds to model combinators. Combinators were invented by Haskell B. Curry and he loved watching birds.

Here's an article published in Reading Eagle, a newspaper in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Dec 2, 1967 that interviews Haskell Curry about his hobby. It's quite funny. Read it.


Mathematics Teacher Enjoys Bird Watching

Until next time!

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September 16, 2015, 19:54

"It's no coincidence that the author Raymond Smullyan used birds to model combinators. Combinators were invented by Haskell B. Curry and he loved watching birds."

Um, unless Smullyan knew that Curry loved watching birds, then that *is* a coincidence.

January 11, 2016, 04:33

oh ok

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