My Last Theorem
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Although without demonstrating, I would like to show a quite interesting theorem here.
Pierre de Fermat (1601 – 1665) also presented a theorem without any proof.
It is known as 'the last Fermat theorem'. In a message to a friend, Fermat said that he was not writing the proof of the theorem because it would not fit in the margin of the book. Fermat said that the proof was very beautiful and surprisingly simple.
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Fermat's last theorem has been considered as solved since 1995 that is 358 years after it was presented. British mathematician Andrew Wiles presented a proof in 1993. It was not accepted by the mathematical community because it contained a few errors. In 1995, the proof was finally accepted. Wiles was honored with a prize left as Paul Wolfskehl´s will in 1906.
There are a number of reasons why, personally, I do not believe that the proof given by Wiles is the proof set forth by Fermat. Wiles, for example, had mathematical knowledge that Fermat did not have. Wiles´proof is very elaborate and complex; while Fermat's proof is not (should he have lied?).
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I do strongly believe that Fermat had a pedagogic goal when he did not reveal the proof of his theorem. He wanted to teach us something. .........................................................................................
I do strongly believe that knowledge reaches mankind by forward leaps achieved by fated men. I like much to speak about 'the Muse'. She is in perfect harmony with the Greek thinking I like so much, but you may refer to 'angel' which is much closer to our religious traditions, like the Jewish or Christian.
Quiet frequently we meet with a figure referred to as Angel Messenger in the Jewish Torah. As a matter of fact, Angel and Messenger mean exactly the same.
We also encounter the Prophet figures who promulgate the word of the 'Lord of Lords' to the people.
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Men are free to listen or not to listen to them or not. .........................................................................................
History also taught me that Liberty is precondition to human development. Without wanting to define Liberty, I would like to say that the one who has liberty has the possibility to err. When we make laws to avoid citizens to commit errors, we make laws for the outlaws and the incompetents. .........................................................................................
Let me explain. One might speak about the possibility of having a weapon, but I would rather speak about something much more simple, ether. Ethylic ether, or sulphuric ether (diethyl-ether), is an organic solvent. As the expressions suggest, it originates from common alcohol treated with sulphuric acid. I take the right to tell you a short story about my family. When I was eleven, my mother, then 41, caught cancer in the left breast. She submitted herself to a surgical operation carried out by Dr. Sampaio Goes. He took out the entire left breast and part of the neighboring musculature. It turned out to be a great success, but also a very traumatic operation. It left an enormous scar. My father, he himself a physician, applied personally all necessary bandagers on my mother. To begin, my father bought a one-liter bottle of ether. My mother had a very white, sensitive, delicate skin.
One would expect the medications to be very painful, but they were not.
Ether removes all adhesive tape residues, clear the pores, lets the skin breathe and avoids wounds to appear. Apart from this, ether does not hurt even on open wounds.
Much ether was left in the bottle and I had la great time with it. Among other things, I made fuel for my model airplanes, adding Diesel or castor oil. I used it for my first organic chemistry experiments. Together with my brother, now a physician, I anesthetized small animals like lizard and other of the kind.
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As ether is very convenient to extract cocaine, selling ether has been strictly forbidden in recent times. This does in no way frustrate extraction of cocaine, which, unfortunately, is increasingly present in our society. Even that ether smell so typical to hospital is no longer there after ether was banned. What do the elder doctors say, those who have known wards and first aid posts, where the smell of ether was so prevailing? I have said many a time that the people who prohibited ether deserve to have aged and dropped ill and must have undergone surgical operations. They must have roared of pain when their bandages were removed from open wounds; all because of the prohibition of ether. .........................................................................................
Luckily enough, my mother has not known such sufferings. .........................................................................................
Hospital and patients have been deprived of ether, and we, citizens, have been deprived of part of our freedom, in exchange of an insignificant drop of drug production. In my opinion, drug production is to be faced in a direct manner, which is not through prohibition of their components. Today we speak about prohibition of the forerunners. To put the police to monitor prohibited substances means to overburden them even more. Production and sale of psychotropic material must be hindered in a much more drastic manner. Police staff ought to be well trained, well paid and be sufficient in number to really face this very serious evil of our times. Then we should see results. Today, cocaine is produced by means of gasoline and cements. So what?
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History has taught us that nations that used to plan their economy have deprived their citizens of their Liberty and have come to collapse. .........................................................................................
The one who brings a message has to exercise humility. Now, our society should be sufficiently humble to listen to the voices that show us new opportunities. I discovered the light of antimatter. I want to give honor to the people of the Scandinavian countries; I want to put my knowledge into the hands of a people who has a strong sense of collectivity. If no one will listen to me, if I have to take my knowledge with me into the grave. Well, it will be a pity indeed; however I shall in no way unveil my knowledge in an irresponsible way. However, how many prophets have not been listened to and how many peoples have suffered because they would not listen to those predictive voices.
This is all part of History of Humanity...
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Anyway, I am going to let you in on a proof of my inspiration.
I know very well when I pronounce teachings that are not mine. Shall I, in the future, be considered one of the brightest polymaths of mankind; who knows? I do not, however, consider myself any better than any one among you. If I had to choose, I might, perhaps, not accept the burden. Newton said "if I have been able to foresee, this has been possible because I was standing on giants shoulders". I understand his words perfectly well. Few may understand, perhaps, like very few understand that the Moon falls upon Earth as if it were an apple!
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Fermat said:
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When whole numbers are involved, this is only true when n = 2. .........................................................................................
I say:
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When numbers are whole numbers, this is only so when n is larger or equal to m. When raised to the third power, it will be a sum of three terms. Consequently, the fourth will be at least four terms, etc. .........................................................................................
As we have seen since the 17th century, great mathematicians like genius Leonard Euler and genius Carl Friedrich Gauss have scrutinized the problem. Many others did so too, without flaunt and without result. .........................................................................................
We shall see how much time it is going to take to substantiate my theorem. .........................................................................................
Will mankind discover the light of antimatter before discovering how to prove my last theorem?
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