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The Paradox That Keeps Mathematicians up All Night

What we know about mathematical proofs was changed by Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.

Kurt Gödel. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Edited by: Self.

Remember the Collatz conjecture? Here’s a quick recap. Guess a positive number. If the number is even, just divide it by 2. If the number is odd, then multiply it by 3 and add 1. This makes the number even again, and you can divide it by…

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