[FOM] Galois and P NP

Harvey Friedman 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  
I'm  puzzled
by the fact that the whole discussion is centred around sociological  
than mathematical or foundational issues.
Andrei Rodin

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.
> Richard Heck
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