ARE TODAY’S MOST ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL PROOFS IMPOSSIBLE TO VERIFY?

“While mathematics remains our most rigorous form of knowledge, the extreme complexity and length of some recent proofs have made them nearly impossible to check. As proofs continue to grow more complicated, mathematicians worry they will have to accept a greater degree of uncertainty than they’ve traditionally been comfortable with.”

http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/mathematical_uncertainty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s