Tuesday, January 04, 2005

What do you believe is true...

...even if you cannot prove it ? This was the question posed by Edge.org to a number of scientists, intellectuals, and thinkers of various hues. There have been numerous comments on this article, and a spread in the NYT, but what I found interesting was the choice of people interviewed. There were extremely few computer scientists in the bunch, and not a theoretician among them ! John McCarthy thinks that the continuum hypothesis is false...

Any thoughts on what statements we believe to be true, even if we can't prove them ? P ? NP is not included :)
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