Re: MATH/COMP/PHIL: "Omega Man"

Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 05:25:24 MDT

In a message dated 4/2/2001 3:15:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Except for the idea that the Goldbach Conjecture (NOT the Riemann
 Hypothesis, as stated in the article) might be true but TOTALLY
 unproveable (i.e., the consequence of an infinite number of independent
 mathematical facts). I've heard this hypothesized before in connection
 with Chaitin's work, and I find it both plausible and chilling.
I wonder why E.Y. finds this "chilling"?


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