Date: May 16, 2013 9:19 PM
Author: Wally W.
Subject: Re: First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs
On Thu, 16 May 2013 16:31:20 -0700 (PDT), Pubkeybreaker wrote:

>On May 16, 12:03 pm, Sam Wormley <sworml...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs

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>> >http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=first-proof-that-inf...

>> > That goal is the proof to a conjecture concerning prime numbers.

>> > Those are the whole numbers that are divisible only by one and

>> > themselves. Primes abound among smaller numbers, but they become less

>> > and less frequent as one goes towards larger numbers. In fact, the

>> > gap between each prime and the next becomes larger and larger -- on

>> > average. But exceptions exist: the 'twin primes', which are pairs of

>> > prime numbers that differ in value by 2. Examples of known twin

>> > primes are 3 and 5, or 17 and 19, or 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 - 1 and

>> > 2,003,663,613 × 2^195,000 + 1.

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>> > The twin prime conjecture says that there is an infinite number of

>> > such twin pairs. Some attribute the conjecture to the Greek

>> > mathematician Euclid of Alexandria, which would make it one of the

>> > oldest open problems in mathematics.- Hide quoted text -

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>This is a gross misstatement of the proof.

A gross misstatement by Sam? Really?!

Oh ... I guess not.

He didn't actually write what he posted.

Maybe he'll want to take credit for vetting it ... or not.