December 22, 2010

« This is a region in which mathematical truth has no discernible structure or pattern and appears to be completely random […] Quantum physics has shown that there is randomness in nature. I believe that we have demonstrated […] that randomness is already present in pure mathematics. This does not mean that the universe and mathematics are completely lawless, it means that laws of a different kind apply: statistical laws. […] Perhaps number theory should be pursued more openly in the spirit of an experimental science! » ~ Gregory Chaitin

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