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Topic: Vindication of Goldbach's conjecture
Replies: 74   Last Post: Aug 9, 2012 6:50 PM

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 Frederick Williams Posts: 2,164 Registered: 10/4/10
Re: Vindication of Goldbach's conjecture
Posted: Aug 4, 2012 9:22 AM

luttgma@gmail.com wrote:

>
> " I am also almost certain that GC is true, but its validity is not
> proved.
> In order to demonstrate that it is false, one could show that a sum of
> two uneven but not prime numbers cannot be transformed into a sum of
> primes by adding and subtracting some even number to/from its terms.
> This doesn't seem to be possible, as the number of Goldbach's pairs
> increases with the magnitude of the sum (cf. Goldbach Comet), because of an
> underlying law.
> It is highly improbable that such law would cease to have effect from
> some particular number. Mathematical logic could even exclude it."

(1) "the number of Goldbach's pairs increases with the magnitude of the
sum" needs proof.

(2) "It is highly improbable that..." Highly improbable (in this
context, that's not a claim in probability theory, it is just a human
expectation) things happen. Look at Skewes' and Graham's numbers.

(2) "Mathematical logic could even exclude it." Could?

Do you really see no difference between "The (scant) evidence I have
seen suggests to me so-and-so" and "I have proved so-and-so"? This
point has been put to you a number of times, so I suppose the answer is
no, you don't. Bizarre.

--
The animated figures stand
And seem to breathe in stone, or
Move their marble feet.

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