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Conjectures are immune to heuristics

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  • Hans.Rosenthal@t-online.de
    Have you ever noticed that any conjecture about numbers is immune to pure (numerical) heuristics? To make any conjecture about numbers fall you need a disproof
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2001
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      Have you ever noticed that any conjecture about numbers is immune
      to pure (numerical) heuristics?

      To make any conjecture about numbers fall you need a disproof
      (including a counter-example) of that conjecture.

      On the other hand: Heuristics are not immune to any conjectures.
      Any supporting numerical facts do make the conjecture about the
      numbers in question a little bit stronger.

      This is not philosophy nor probability. Facts and figures only.

      Hans
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