Re: Unprovability

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 20:09:01 MDT

I missed the beginning of this thread, but it seems like you're talking
about whether the Goldbach conjecture could fall into the class of
undecidable theorems. I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet, but
the Goldbach conjecture cannot fall into that class. It is provable as true
or false.

1 - If you can provide a counterexample (an even number which is not the sum
of two primes), you have proven the Goldbach conjecture wrong.
2 - If the Goldbach conjecture is undecidable, it means that no
counterexample (as specified in point 1) exists.
3 - If no counterexample exists, this means there is no even number which is
not the sum of two primes, making the conjecture true.

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