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Waiting For Gödel

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Kurt Gdel

The mathematician Kurt Gdels incompleteness theorem ranks in scientific folklore with Einsteins relativity and Heisenbergs uncertainty.

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In June of 1975, the Office of the White House Press Secretary announced President Gerald R. Ford’s picks for the National Medal of Science. One went to the Austrian-born mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel.

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