[FOM] Galois and P NP
friedman at math.ohio-state.edu
Sun Aug 15 13:22:05 EDT 2010
The whole point is that from the beginning, experts dismissed this as
having nothing to to with any legitimate mathematical or foundational
issues. It is an internet phenomena only.
On Aug 15, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Andre.Rodin at ens.fr wrote:
being an interested reader rather than a participant of this thread
by the fact that the whole discussion is centred around sociological
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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