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May 20th, 2014, 05:10 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: May 2014 From: Allentown PA USA Posts: 111 Thanks: 6 Math Focus: dynamical systen theory  An apology to CRGreathouse from that nut Carl Mesaros
To CRGreathouse and the rest of the Math Forum community: I believe I owe all of you an apology. Whether you believe it or not, I offered all of my "ideas" in the true spirit of trying to make a genuine contribution to, not only the mathematical community, but to humanity as well. I purchased a copy of "GĂ¶del's Theorem : An Incomplete Guide To Its Use and Abuse," by Torkel Franzen, and as I read from it before coming online, I can understand the dismay and irritation that arises when I reduces I to nothing  that is, when idiots reduce intellectuals to nothing. In short, I will keep my nonsence to myself in the future. SINCERELY yours Carl Mesaros 
May 21st, 2014, 02:30 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,157 Thanks: 732 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions 
No worries dude. We are always interested to hear new ideas and chew the fat over something challenging. I advise anybody making new ideas to follow this advice: i) Make sure you do plenty of reading and understand the problem fully first before trying to propose something new. Reason: there are hundreds of thousands of incredibly smart people (definitely smarter than me!) over the globe studying this stuff; if there's something you are unsure of, chances are it's already been discovered/solved. ii) Read more iii) Read some more iv) Do lots of easier maths first! v) If, after lots of study, you finally have a solution to something no one else has done before... do everything humanly possible to break it apart. If you can, go back to the drawing board. If you can't, keep trying. When you can't think of anything else to break it, tell some colleagues and try and get them to break it. If they can't break it either, publish it 
May 21st, 2014, 06:10 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms 
No problems. We like to speculate just as much as you do.


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