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Topic: David Ullrich on Godel
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Frederick Williams

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Re: David Ullrich on Godel
Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:43 PM
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Paul wrote:
> David Ullrich used to append this quotation to his newsgroup postings:
> "Understanding Godel isn't about following his formal proof.
> That would make a mockery of everything Godel was up to."
> Since I'm obsessed with following in full detail a rigorous account of Godel's theorems (I've yet to find one online which has the detail I want and where I don't get stuck on one of the steps), then obviously I must be doing completely the wrong thing, ullrichistically speaking.
> If following his formal proof is the wrong way to understand Godel, then what is a better way to understand Godel?

Professor Ullrich was quoting some twit to mock him.

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Till shade and silence waken up as one,
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