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Count Iblis said:http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.0892" [Broken]
Dragonfall said:Crackpots don't doubt themselves, so this guy passes the crackpot test.
Count Iblis said:Did Wiles also pass the Crackpot test when he announced he found the proof of Fermat's theorem, only to discover later that there was a fatal flaw in it [which he was able to fix later at the very moment when he was taking a final look to understand better why he had faled and why he would not be able to succeed (making it easier to put the matter to rest in his mind)].
Or does the Crackpot test itself pass the Crackpot test :rofl:
I suppose this is a catch-22, for if they were convinced, I'd generally be even less optimistic.Hurkyl said:I confess if they aren't even convinced, I find it hard to be optimistic.
Dragonfall said:Well, far be it for us to question a Fields medalist.
EDIT: Ok I applaud the effort of this auto-keyword-link thing, but this has gone too far!