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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 14:19:47 +0100
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"Fred Bloggs" wrote in message
> Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > I am aware of the background on this. Yes I have read up on it.
> -with very little comprehension apparently.
> > >It was a group effort and the original proof was in error
> > > and later corrected.
> > Not according to the man himself.
> > http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/proof/wiles.html
> Have the drugs damaged your brain to the point where you cannot
> attention through a five minute TV-show interview? Do you understand
> statement concerning Ribet's discovery so that Wiles was presented
> another approach he otherwise would not have tried?
Er...What part of "You told nobody that you were embarking on a proof of
Fermat's Last Theorem. Why was that?" did you not understand?
He worked on this
> 150 page proof "attempt" for eight years and published a flawed work.
So. He had minor flaw, which he fixed. The fundamental content was all
> worked in collaboration with Richard Taylor for an additional year to
> remove the "subtle" flaw. The facts are that Wiles proved the Shamura
> conjecture, with lots of assistance, which allowed the mathematics to
> conclude that Fermat's theorem statement was true through Ribet's
> This does not sound like a lone act of solitary genius to me.
It don't sound like a team effort either.
> even accurate to say that Wiles proved Fermat's theorem, he solved the
> last piece of the puzzle
That all that matters. He did it. Not anyone else.
>that was mostly put together by many others
> before him. He demonstrates a singularly defective personality that he
> should even make this claim, as you can see from the interview which
> all "I...I...I..."- he credits no one but himself with achievement.
Look, if I design a new transistor circuit I am not gonna give *any*
credit whatsoever to Shockley, Britten etc.. just because they invented
the first transistor.
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