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“A startling vision of the future of mathematics. . . . The Chaitinesque intellectual future will be eternally youthful and anarchic.”–*American Scientist*

“Math’s dark secret is out. . . . Chaitin explains why omega, a number he discovered thirty years ago, has him convinced that math is based on randomness.”

–*Time Magazine*

“Captivating. . . . With extraordinary skill and a gentle humor, Chaitin shares his profound insights.”

–Paul Davies, author of* How to Build a Time Machine*

“A clearly written and witty look at a difficult subject. . . . Chaitin explains with infectious enthusiasm how mathematics doesn’t equal certainty.” –*Science News*

*Preface *

Quotes by Leibniz/Galileo

Franz Kafka: Before the Law

*One *Introduction

*Two** *Three Strange Loves: Primes/Gödel/LISP

*Three** *Digital Information: DNA/Software/Leibniz

*Four** *Intermezzo

*Five** *The Labyrinth of the Continuum

*Six** *Complexity, Randomness & Incompleteness

*Seven** *Conclusion

*Poem by Robert Chute *

Poem by Marion Cohen

Further Reading

Appendix I

Appendix II

Index

Paperback

Published by Vintage

Nov 14, 2006
| 240 Pages
| 5-3/16 x 8
| ISBN 9781400077977

Ebook

Published by Vintage

Nov 26, 2008
| 240 Pages
| ISBN 9780307488176