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primes and randomness
Posted:
Jun 26, 2017 6:22 PM


In his book "How Not to be wrong", J. Ellenberg discusses the concept of treating the primes as a true random distribution, though of course they're deterministic.
He then states that if the primes really were random, the twin primes conjecture would follow immediately. OK
He then claims, analogously, that Goldbach's conjecture would likewise be true.
huh??? Isn't that logically backward? That is, if the primes are random, there must exist even numbers  an infinite set, actually  which have no prime pair addition.
Am I missing something here?
 Rich



