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Nigerian Mathematicians your opinion

  1. Apr 21, 2012 #1
    i got an infraction for posting misinformation, and i apologize for that, i didn't mean to, i was just repeating what i heard from people

    what is your opinion.. i was told that nigerias are the best mathematicians in the world.. that is what i was told, not my opinion.. but i just want to get your opinion on this?
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  3. Apr 21, 2012 #2
    who told you that?
  4. Apr 21, 2012 #3
    my friend did... he said that nigeria was the top in the world when it came to the best and brightest mathematicians
  5. Apr 21, 2012 #4
    i'm afraid your friend was addressing an irrelevant issue.
  6. Apr 21, 2012 #5
    he said something like all the top mathematicians alive today are mostly nigerian.. and stuff..
  7. Apr 21, 2012 #6
    What stuff?
  8. Apr 21, 2012 #7
    While I'm sure there are bright Nigerian mathematicians out there, the assertion is false. There are no more bright Nigerian mathematicians than mathematicians of another country. And I see no reason why Nigerian mathematicians should be the best.

    In fact, I know not a single Nigerian mathematician (that doesn't mean they don't exist though).

    I think it's safe to say your friend duped you.

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