[FOM] Harvey on invariant maximality

MartDowd at aol.com MartDowd at aol.com
Sun Apr 1 09:41:31 EDT 2012

A good example of this is the modularity of elliptic curves.  Fermat's  
last theorem seemed a natural problem to 17th century number theory, and the  
modularity of elliptic curves seems natural now.
In a message dated 3/31/2012 4:27:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
sasander at cage.ugent.be writes:

The way  I see it, mathematics is a growing body of knowledge, for which
at each  moment in time, there is a notion of naturalness, which evolves  
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