A prime mystery.
A famous mathematician claims to have cracked a longstanding problem involving prime numbers. But his results still need to be verified.
If you’re convinced Nessie’s real, would science unconvince you?
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If you're committed to a belief, it's hard to let go. Psychology and philosophy provide different ways to think about how skeptics respond to counterevidence.
Computers are coming up with proofs in mathematics that are almost impossible for a human to check.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
Wait, what was that? You lost me.
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A Japanese mathematician says he's proved a famous unsolved conjecture. The problem is, nobody can understand the solution he's put forth.
Do we need to know that things are certain, or is a little uncertainty still okay?
The more knowledge we gather in our search for answers to the unknown, the more uncertainty we uncover. But that's not a bad thing.
Oh no – not that mistake again.
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Looking for proof? No such thing in most research.
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