How to get published in ‘top’ journals

18 March, 2016 at 22:23 | Posted in Varia | 3 Comments

Halmos2If you think that your paper is vacuous,

Use the first-order functional calculus.

It then becomes logic,

And, as if by magic,

The obvious is hailed as miraculous.

Paul Halmos




  1. Miraculous as in transubstantion.

  2. Sorry –

  3. Here is the version I heard. 🙂

    “If your thesis is utterly vacuous
    Employ first-order predicate calculus.
    With sufficient formality
    The sheerist banality
    Will be hailed by the critics: “Miraculous!”

    — Henry Kautz

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