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Topic: Legal Problems With Wrong Math?
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Bill Taylor

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Re: Legal Problems With Wrong Math?
Posted: Dec 17, 2002 12:23 AM
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qqquet@mindspring.com (Leroy Quet) writes:

|> Does anybody know of any legal cases where mathematicians have been
|> sued (or gone to jail...in any country) for incorrectly "proving" some
|> math "theorem" which turns out to be wrong?


No, but there's a famous case of someone being thrown overboard to drown,
on account of having correctly proved a CORRECT theorem.


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