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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: Alan Blumlein site
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 13:48:51 GMT
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Kevin Aylward wrote:
> 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?
This question was asked by the interviewer. Can you not even follow
dialogue! Then try understanding Wiles answer which is a very poor
coverup of his self-centered mentality. Of course he would not share his
ambitions because he knew he would be racing against others OF EQUAL OR
GREATER TALENT, that it would take him a VERY long time, and that there
was a good chance he would lose his opportunity for FAME. Well he DID
lose because he can longer claim complete credit for proving the
> 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
A "minor" flaw that required an entire year and outside assistance to
correct? Wiles is relegated to the status of key player and the
mathematical literature does not place him on the pedestal he wants or
that you imagine.
- end of discussion.
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