[FOM] Galois and P NP
Andre.Rodin at ens.fr
Sun Aug 15 12:00:13 EDT 2010
being an interested reader rather than a participant of this thread I'm puzzled
by the fact that the whole discussion is centred around sociological rahter
than mathematical or foundational issues.
Selon Richard Heck <rgheck at brown.edu>:
> On 08/15/2010 10:31 AM, Martin Davis wrote:
> > Harvey Friedman wrote:
> > So now it is your responsibility to inform us about Galois
> > "circulating an outright public claim to have solved P vs. NP".
> > I thank Harvey for crediting me with the ability to raise the dead.
> > Galois did "circulat[e] an outright public claim" to have found a
> > necessary and sufficient condition for an algebraic equation to be
> > solvable in radicals. It is said to have languished on Cauchy's desk.
> And, unless I am mistaken, Deolalikar is not the one who released the
> purported proof into the wild. That seems worth remembering.
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