What Gödel Discovered

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In 1931, a 25-year-old Kurt Gödel wrote a proof that turned mathematics upside down. The implication was so astounding, and his proof so elegant that it was...kind of funny. I wanted to share his discovery with you. Fair warning though, I’m not a mathematician; I’m a programmer. This means my understanding is intuitive and not exact. Hopefully, that will come to our advantage since I have no choice but to avoid formality.


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Very approachable for beginners. Nice explanations. Fun to read.
Nothing. It's really good.
Read this, if you want to know more about how Gödel came about his theorems, but don't have the background to understand advanced stuff.