1994-07-19 - Re: GUT and P=NP

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From: Berzerk <berzerk@xmission.xmission.com>
To: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-19 16:15:21 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Jul 94 09:15:21 PDT

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From: Berzerk <berzerk@xmission.xmission.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 94 09:15:21 PDT
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Subject: Re: GUT and P=NP
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On Tue, 19 Jul 1994, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Ken Kirksey says:
> > I was reading Hawking's _Black Holes & Baby Universes_ and an interesting
> > question struck me:  If a Grand Unified Theory exists, would it not 
> > prove P=NP to be true?
> No.
Unless *all* problems in the GUT were of class P and it was 
deterministic(ala bohm).  And if wishes were horses beggars would ride.

Roger, Never say never, Bryner.