## A Conversation for Perfect Numbers

### Odd perfect numbers

toybox Started conversation Jan 30, 2004

According to Simon Davis, there are no odd perfect numbers. The article can be found at the following URL:

http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0401052

but I haven't checked yet if it looks serious or not.

### Odd perfect numbers

Gnomon - time to move on Posted Mar 22, 2004

That looks like a serious proof. I'm not qualified to say whether it is correct or not.

### Odd perfect numbers

CRGreathouse Posted Nov 10, 2005

Simon Davis' proof is not accepted by the mathematical community, mostly because it's not written properly and contains many incorrect assumptions. The result he tries to prove is likely true, but he hasn't shown it.

### Odd perfect numbers

toybox Posted Nov 13, 2005

I had forgotten about that one

I saw a "short and elementary proof of Fermat's last theorem" passing by lately too. Yet another one, I daresay

Mark you, there are still people sending to various academic institutes their own proofs that the circle squaring problem is actually solvable.

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