Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem

In my atomically careful reading of Godel, Escher, Bach, I FINALLY made it up to the (almost) technical explanation of Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem. I had to read the chapter presenting the proof three times, yet I’m only beginning to grasp the ideas which were presented. Awesome stuff.

For those of you not familiar with Godel’s work, here’s a humorous analogy, courtesty xkcd:

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One Response to Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem

  1. A.M. says:

    Ah, XKCD – what a brilliant web comic with the right mix of intellectuality and humor. I’m looking forward to reading Godel Escher Bach and too and will make a note of paying attention to the Incompleteness Theorem as I really want to get a better understanding of it.
    Keep up the good work with the blog!

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