# Karp Jokes

## Funny Jokes

Proof by example:

The author gives only the case n = 2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general Proof.

Proof by intimidation:

"Trivial."

Proof by vigorous handwaving:

Works well in a classroom or seminar setting.

Proof by cumbersome notation:

Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.

Proof by exhaustion:

An issue or two of a journal devoted to your Proof is useful.

Proof by omission:

'The reader may easily supply the details'

"The other 253 cases are analogous"

"..."

Proof by obfuscation:

A long plotless sequence of true and/or meaningless syntactically related statements.

Proof by wishful citation:

The author cites the negation, converse, or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims.

Proof by funding:

How could three different government agencies be wrong?

Proof by eminent authority:

"I saw more...proof by example:

The author gives only the case n = 2 and suggests that it contains most of the ideas of the general proof.

proof by intimidation:

"Trivial."

proof by vigorous handwaving:

Works well in a classroom or seminar setting.

proof by cumbersome notation:

Best done with access to at least four alphabets and special symbols.

proof by exhaustion:

An issue or two of a journal devoted to your proof is useful.

proof by omission:

"The reader may easily supply the details"

"The other 253 cases are analogous"

"..."

proof by obfuscation:

A long plotless sequence of true and/or meaningless syntactically related statements.

proof by wishful citation:

The author cites the negation, converse, or generalization of a theorem from the literature to support his claims.

proof by funding:

How could three different government agencies be wrong?

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