“Believe in yourself.”

You often hear “Believe in yourself.”

But can you prove that you are right?

Let model your brain a formal system (something that proves theorems, see a math studybook for details). There is a theorem: If a formal system contains arithmetic, then it cannot prove its own non-contradictness.

Conslusion: If you believe in yourself, you don’t know arithmetic (or else you believe without a proof).

Victor Porton

By Victor Porton

I am the chief editor of this journal and creator of this site.

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