tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post6993213568088951160..comments2020-01-20T07:37:42.239-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: crank math and crank peopleLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-61455550324789463882015-12-09T16:22:52.622-05:002015-12-09T16:22:52.622-05:00TYPO in above- I meant I DIDN"T cover all cas...TYPO in above- I meant I DIDN"T cover all cases.GASARCHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06134382469361359081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-54452325367969083292015-12-09T08:20:42.946-05:002015-12-09T08:20:42.946-05:00Not quite, though you raise a good point.
I said w...Not quite, though you raise a good point.<br />I said why I DO believe Babai<br />I said why I DO NOT believe Enoch<br /><br />I did cover all cases.<br /><br />Zhang fits into neither criteria. <br />Not Babai Category: I didn't know Zhang was an expert. Theo the other two criteria Zhang did fit. I've heard that the math we know now is not up to the Twin Primes Conjecture, but below that progress is plausible. And the result is certainly believale.<br /><br />Not Enoch Category: What Zhang did is in the realm of the plausible, and there was no newsarticle about it that wrote things that just didn't seem right.<br /><br />Scott had a much more complete list of criteria here:<br /><br />http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=304<br /><br />One odd thing- the first item on the list is that the paper be in TeX (or LaTeX I suppose). Babis's result is on VIDEO. But frankly that may be a BETTER means to describe a rigorous proof<br /><br />GASARCHhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06134382469361359081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-15114959150079129842015-12-08T18:55:08.495-05:002015-12-08T18:55:08.495-05:00Using your argument, you'd have dismissed Zhan...Using your argument, you'd have dismissed Zhang's proof of infinitely many primes at gap M less than 10^6 as the work of a crank.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-24947855487100623662015-12-07T11:09:53.558-05:002015-12-07T11:09:53.558-05:00Wait, I s'pose next you'll try to tell us ...Wait, I s'pose next you'll try to tell us that humans REALLY did land on the moon...? ;-)"Shecky Riemann"https://www.blogger.com/profile/07065658607024191185noreply@blogger.com