From the current New Scientist. It's 'just' Gödel's incompleteness theorem again, but New Scientist again telling us how little we know. When I graduated with a degree in Physics in 1980, I thought we - human-kind - had a pretty good knowledge of the world. The older I get, the more I learn about what we don't know.
Amplify’d from www.newscientist.com
To infinity and beyond: The struggle to save arithmetic
The two possible conclusions are equally unpalatable. We can deny the existence of infinity, a quantity that pervades modern mathematics, or we must resign ourselves to the idea that there are certain things about numbers we are destined never to know.Read more at www.newscientist.com
See this Amp at http://bit.ly/dvDKYC
Edit: this was created automatically from 'amplify' - I'm using to try it out. I like the idea of linking from amplify to my blog - amplify is an easy way to get and comment on quotes from elsewhere - but I hope there is some way to avoid that huge text on a yellow background!