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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Messy Math...


 For Sunday reflection, Jim Holt commenting last year on Mochizuki's "proof" of the abc conjecture:
"...mathematics—which, in my cynical moods, I tend to regard as little more than a giant tautology, one that would be as boring to a trans-human intelligence as tic-tac-toe is to us—is really something weirder, messier, more fallible, and far more noble."

[p.s.... Math-Frolic Interview #36 is newly up over at MathTango]


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