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World's shortest explanation of Gödel's theorem

Article by Mark Dominus
  • Published in 2009
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A while back I started writing up an article titled "World's shortest explanation of Gödel's theorem". But I didn't finish it, and later I encountered Raymond Smullyan's version, which is much shorter anyway. So here, shamelessly stolen from Smullyan, is the World's shortest explanation of Gödel's theorem.

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@article{WorldsshortestexplanationofGdelstheorem,
	title = {World's shortest explanation of G{\"{o}}del's theorem},
	abstract = {A while back I started writing up an article titled "World's shortest explanation of G{\"{o}}del's theorem". But I didn't finish it, and later I encountered Raymond Smullyan's version, which is much shorter anyway. So here, shamelessly stolen from Smullyan, is the World's shortest explanation of G{\"{o}}del's theorem.},
	url = {https://blog.plover.com/math/Gdl-Smullyan.html},
	year = 2009,
	author = {Mark Dominus},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2020-10-16},
	collections = {about-proof,attention-grabbing-titles,easily-explained,fun-maths-facts}
}