Dan74 wrote:I can empathise with your friend's story more than I can share here...
As for your second paragraph, unfortunately the converse is not true (ie if you are a great mathematician (comedian), there is a significant chance that you are Jewish, but if you are Jewish, there is only a very small chance that you are a great mathematician (comedian)!)
But my favourite Jewish comedian mathematician is Tom Lehrer, and if you don't know him, check him out (though he is not being fair to poor old Lobachevsky as it turns out)!
Good one! I don't know who Lobachevsky, but it's a pretty strong set of acusations!
He graduated early!
Is that a self-deprecating joke? It seems very counterintuitive if it's literaly true!