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John Horgan and “The Death of Proof?”

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In 1993 John Horgan, a staff writer for Scientific American, published an article called The Death of Proof? [HOR1]. In this piece the author claimed that mathematical proof no longer had a valid role in modern thinking. There were several components of his argument, and they are well worth considering here.

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Krantz, S.G. (2011). John Horgan and “The Death of Proof?”. In: The Proof is in the Pudding. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-48744-1_12

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