January 3rd, 2019, 11:19 AM  #51  
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You can come up with a different kind of algebraic structure where there are provably finitely many twin primes, and show his argument fails there. Or you can do like collag3n above and consider tetaprimes to show his argument fails. But he doesn't understand those, so he will dismiss it. By the way, you might be interested in a simple proof of Bael's conjecture, also very hilarious: The Simple Proof of Beal's Conjecture  xkcd  
January 3rd, 2019, 11:24 AM  #52 
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Doesn't seem like the OP had much luck publishing his revolutionary results: https://www.ams.org/editflow/ef/stat...&cr=A394166B12 
January 3rd, 2019, 11:28 AM  #53  
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Read my post top of page 5 (if you didn't catch the flaw in the previous post I made): none of my tetaprimes can eliminates all tetatwins (they eliminate a infinitely small portion of them at each step), there are still an infinite of tetatwins at each step but in the end, there is NO tetatwin at all. NONE !!!! But the reasoning is exactly the one you have. Can you explain why ? (this is basic math, no need to be Terence)  
January 3rd, 2019, 11:30 AM  #54  
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I've never heard of this site. I like it! Dan  
January 3rd, 2019, 11:30 AM  #55  
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January 3rd, 2019, 01:55 PM  #56 
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At least I Tried Ok, look again at my sieve (top of page 5). There is no way any of my tetaprime can eliminate all tetatwins. They NEVER RUN OUT like you say. At each step and forever, despite the infinite number of tetamultiples sieved, there will be infinitely many tetatwin candidates left. You would think there are infinitely many tetatwins. Nonetheless I dare you to give me 1 (only 1) example of tetatwin that will never be sieved. 
February 8th, 2019, 08:32 AM  #57 
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I don't see how you can formulate an entirely different problem and begin to draw an analogy to my twin prime proof. In fact, come to think of it, I can dispense with all my talk about if the twin prime conjecture is false, it will take one and only one special prime to eliminate all the 6n1 and 6n+1 pairs at some point in its elimination process. This has been the main statement that a lot of you have been hanging on to. I still believe in this statement but it doesn't even need to be in the proof because the mere fact that every prime, 5 or greater, will perpetually keep hopping over uneliminated 6n1 and 6n+1 pairs during its turn on the number line with all multiples of 2 and 3 removed is enough to prove the twin prime conjecture is true. Every prime having this property means that these pairs can never run out. No one, as yet, has come up with a way that these pairs can run out apart from one prime doing the job if this was possible. All you keep doing is formulating new problems and trying to use analogical arguments. That doesn't work for me. Stick to this twin prime problem at hand and explain if there is any other way for all these pairs to be eliminated at some point if the twin prime conjecture is false. None of you can because there is no other way i.e. if the twin prime conjecture is false. A fraction of infinity is a lesser infinity but still infinity. With my way that fraction of infinity is 1. This means that this prime takes out all the infinity number of pairs and not say a third or half or a quarter of infinity. Of course this latter part of my discussion is based on if the twin prime conjecture is false. I don't need to read some difficult philosophical books about infinity by the 'Greats' to come up with my own common sense concept of infinity.

February 8th, 2019, 10:32 AM  #58  
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It's nice when it happens but not everything is provable using High School level Math. Read some of those Philosophy texts. You might learn something there. Dan  

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