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The limits of logic

I've read that Gödel's incompleteness theorem shows that there are definite limits to what logic, mathematics and by extension computers can do. This seems to be unknown among humanists such as myself. What are the things logic cannot do? Earlier AskMe questions about Gödel here and here (this answer is especially good).
posted by Termite on Apr 5, 2006 - 50 answers

How does my pocket calculator do this?

How does my pocket calculator do this? [more inside]
posted by Termite on Mar 28, 2004 - 6 answers

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