Written: April 1(!), 2009

Humans will be humans. The physical and mathematical worlds are *infinitely* complex, and
there is no way that we, lowly humans, can ever hope to have any real understanding of what
is going on. Sure enough, we have the *appearance* of an "impressive" body of
scientific and mathematical knowledge, but compared to the mind of G-d, it is all
*utterly trivial*, and also **totally wrong**, and the reason that "often"
our predictions come out "right" is an optical illusion and wishful thinking.

Because science, math, and economics are **so** hard, in fact **intractable**, human
beings came up with very simplistic, utterly naive, **models**. They all start
out with a "disclaimer": this is only a model, and should not be taken too seriously. But
as soon as these humans finish these perfunctory words-just like the Surgeon General's warning-
they forget all about it, and **truly** believe that these models are accurate and can be used
in the real world.

We all know what happened to all these quants whiz-kids from Wall Street, who preferred to
have a starting salary (before bonuses) of 300K, as opposed to 50K, as a visiting assistant professor,
(as though multiplying your salary by six would make you six times happier, quite the contrary!),
and developed all those flawed **models**. Look where they are now! Now they are applying
to mathematics graduate school, because, all of a sudden they realized that "their real love and
strength is pure mathematics".

But this is not the main point of this post. The main point is to comment on my recent
"breakthrough"
that P=NP. The reason that I am not making such a big deal about it
(and definitely I am not going to claim the one million dollar prize from the Clay Foundation,
since, as I said above, the more money you have, the more miserable you are, and I prefer
to continue to be happily penny-less) is that the solution turned out to be
very **anti-climactic**. All it did was prove that the **question was stupid**, because
it was based on the *flawed* dogma of contemporary computer science that
equates *easy* with "polynomial time". The "polynomial" algorithm in my proof has
such a huge exponent, and such a huge constant, that makes it far from feasible, on
*today's* (and *any day's*) computers.

But I truly hope that my solution was not in vain. Who knows?, maybe at least *some* people will realize
how futile it is for humans to *attempt* to do science and mathematics, **even with computers' help**,
because, unfortunately, the computers are still programmed by humans, and these humans
can't be trusted to develop *realistic* models. They can't be trusted with
developing *toy models* either, since they soon forget that these are tinker
toys, and this way endanger all of us.

So, let's be humble, forget about science and mathematics, and go back to old-time religion and worshiping God, who alone knows what is going on.

Added Dec. 6, 2009: Read insightful remarks by Wesley Pegden.

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