“Let me be represented as one who trusts his senses, who thinks he knows the things he sees and feels, and entertains no doubts of their existence.” -- Bishop Berkeley
What a surprise! I thought only I contributed shit like this--which is not terribly well known to nonmathematicians. Where did you run into it?
A course on number theory I just "took." (On DVD.)
By the way, I just saw Peter P. -- he asked about you.