# Re: Can you find anything wrong with this solution to the Halting Problem?

**From:** Kent Paul Dolan (*xanthian_at_well.com*)

**Date:** 07/10/04

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:06:25 +0000 (UTC)

"Peter Olcott" <olcott@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

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Sorry, but you don't get to set the ground rules in such a

manner as to up the kook-math quotient in this newsgroup.

To prove the halting problem "solvable", you first have to

understand enough computer science theory to comprehend the

proof that the halting problem is _unsolvable_. Trust me,

that isn't very much theory knowledge, I had it well in

hand after four weeks of my first theory class. If you want

to be anything but a kook contributor here, you should

undertake the effort. If you are unwilling to do that, no

one can help you, and no one here should waste the time and

resources trying.

Once you do have that much understanding, you will read the

proof that the halting problem is unsolvable, a little light

will go on inside you, and you will find a better use for

your time than constructing erroneous proofs for a falsehood.

xanthian.

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