Math Has a Fatal Flaw
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Not everything that is true can be proven. This discovery transformed infinity, changed the course of a world war and led to the modern computer. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription.

Special thanks to Prof. Asaf Karagila for consultation on set theory and specific rewrites, to Prof. Alex Kontorovich for reviews of earlier drafts, Prof. Toby ‘Qubit’ Cubitt for the help with the spectral gap, to Henry Reich for the helpful feedback and comments on the video.

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Written by Derek Muller, Adam Becker and Jonny Hyman
Animation by Fabio Albertelli, Jakub Misiek, Iván Tello and Jonny Hyman
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Komentari
  • SilentExpression
    SilentExpression

    Interesting stuff, but I don't like the title. The content here seems to imply that math is a living language that potentially gains effectiveness when we lack flaws in some regard.

  • Juan Camilo Zapata
    Juan Camilo Zapata

    What if we are the living a simulation of our own self

  • A D
    A D

    I just wanted to watch a video while gaming. But jeez i cant look away...... Veritasium is mindblowing

  • Bee k
    Bee k

    this is giving the kalam cosmological argument and my head hurts already

  • Phil B
    Phil B

    Yep I totally understand ! NO!

  • Supreme
    Supreme

    Ok he lost me at 6:30 because they are both infinite to me because you can just keep adding more natural numbers every time make new real number. I don’t get how adding 1 means anything what like adding infiniy plus 1 that doesn’t make sense to me. Can someone explain what he said in more detail?

    • SilentExpression
      SilentExpression

      I might be wrong, but I believe he meant that the countable infinity is smaller than the uncountable, because the uncountable may possess an infinite amount of methods to determine that uncountable infinity is uncountable. So there is one countable infinity, and an infinite amount of uncountable infinities.

  • Dan Goff
    Dan Goff

    I was terrible at math in school…. No matter how hard I tried I just never got complex math. Music was my escape, yet in time as my music got more complex, I realized that I had a very mathematical brain, it’s just that I “felt” mathematics instead of thinking about them. Videos like this help me understand concepts I never would have otherwise.

  • Nell Washington
    Nell Washington

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  • Chill Out
    Chill Out

    I have a question, the successor to 0 would be 1, but wouldn't the successor to 0 also be 0.1 and so on. I see that fractions and decimals are not considered decimals, but wouldn't say the number 5 just be a fraction of 25, being 25/5? If you could get back to me, I would really appreciate this. Thank you for reading.

  • Dakotah Skywalker
    Dakotah Skywalker

    Kurt Gödel was a logician, mathematician, and philosopher. He would eat only food that his wife, Adele, prepared for him. Late in 1977, she was hospitalized for six months and could no longer prepare her husband's food. In her absence, he refused to eat, eventually starving to death.

  • Skittlez 049
    Skittlez 049

    I just formed an unhealthy attachment to machine h just for you do destroy it like that

  • Barry Fensom
    Barry Fensom

    Why does this make me think of the double slit experiment?

  • Ethan Everett
    Ethan Everett

    Wait, but if you have an infinite list of real numbers, then you can't make a new real number that isn't on the list disproving the theory.

  • J B
    J B

    It's almost as though math and Science have continually proven, that life is unpredictable and uncalculable.

  • Drew Davies
    Drew Davies

    1. Does 1st step of kantors proof 2. Does not finish as numbers are infinite.

  • William Byrd
    William Byrd

    Okay, evidently sometimes math can math cause an existential crisis if ya think about it too much.

  • Joseph Stephen
    Joseph Stephen

    The complex feature basally snatch because repair longitudinally blot past a conscious unit. incandescent, loving date

  • Len
    Len

    When you don't think math is hard enough, you use numbers to make sentences.

  • Barry White
    Barry White

    But with Cantors list he is still adding an additional index when he adds his new number, by definition. Therefore the lists are the same size.

  • Aldo Ryan
    Aldo Ryan

    And I thought I was dumb BEFORE this video

  • Val Martin - Real True Education
    Val Martin - Real True Education

    17,000,037 and 17,000.039 also 210,000,197 and 210,000,199 are two examples. The diameter of a circle can never be divided into its circumference. More importantly there is no such thing as a negative number. You cannot get the square root of - 36 because there is no such thing as minus 36, yet we teach children that there is.

  • omar ellington
    omar ellington

    the study of conciousness seems like the answer. its the only thing of self reference that can pissibly evovle to know itself.

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    nate maris

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  • mike bar
    mike bar

    R paradox might be able to expect spin up spin down... Just sayin... Somebody do something with that... Lol

  • katalysis
    katalysis

    Ah, first order logic

  • wippy wazzy
    wippy wazzy

    5:45 Could you not (just add 1 to the last) natural number?

  • Darby Martinez
    Darby Martinez

    Wouldn’t a quantum computer answer these questions?

    • Brauggi the bold
      Brauggi the bold

      What questions?

  • 302._daniel
    302._daniel

    dude im FIFTEEN this hurts my brain but nothing is impossible i bet area 51 has figured everything out i wouldnt be surprised if they cracked time travel

  • trinitrojack
    trinitrojack

    5:30 I'm rather disappointed by the lack of explanation as to why a real number based on the modified diagonal would necessarily differ from the set by at least one digit. My expectation, if this were truly a complete indexed set of natural to real numbers, is that you would wind up creating a duplicate real.

  • ThereAreNoNames InTheVoid
    ThereAreNoNames InTheVoid

    So.... many.... ads.....!

  • F-35A Lightning II
    F-35A Lightning II

    I want a game of life playing the game of life playing the game of life.

  • Summer
    Summer

    thanks looks good

  • maxi99
    maxi99

    I don't get it, if we write the real numbers in order and then if we add one to a number we will see it in the list So both infinites should be the same "size" ?

  • velvet
    velvet

    you know i can usually get a grasp on these crazy math videos but nope this is the one that broke me. im completely lost 😂

  • Z0MBIEZ 420 SLAY EM
    Z0MBIEZ 420 SLAY EM

    Math is tough

  • ReaperRedeemer2112
    ReaperRedeemer2112

    I don't understand a damn thing these videos are about yet I keep watching them. You must be doing something right.

  • Skipper XIV
    Skipper XIV

    What I'm getting from this video is thus: Mathematics has a fatal flaw: It was invented by humans, who are themselves flawed, imperfect and limited.

  • llamaFN
    llamaFN

    maths fatal flaw its hard

  • JSMusic
    JSMusic

    I've always wondered if imaginary numbers and asymptotes and stuff may exist because our overarching system of mathematics is incomplete or broken. Interesting video

  • 1MoreAsian
    1MoreAsian

    You activated my Google assistant lol

  • Tempesttree
    Tempesttree

    You get a thumbs down for the most unscientific thing you've probably ever said by repeating an assumption of the dudes death by saying he died of covid when in fact there's an extremely high probability that covid in and of itself was not that which ended the man's life weather it contributed to obesity or heart disease or old age or kidney damage or lung cancer or not. And your saying died of covid shows your biased affiliation to the narrative of fear mongering because you could have excluded that sentence entirety and gotten to the exact point. Not so smart as you thought you were being after all..

  • Tempesttree
    Tempesttree

    The real hole at the bottom is that math, like everything else that we've evaluated and perceived to be relative to our understanding of everything, is an unequaited reaction to a biased hypothesis of existence from our centric and ego driven perception and cannot at this point be tested for fact or fiction against that of another intergalactic specie's understanding of their surroundings which would confirm or deny our perceptions. We could be doing it all wrong for all we know and may never know it either. Important? Maybe not. Food for thought? Indeed.

  • Islam Mokhtar
    Islam Mokhtar

    Can you make a relativity-based explanation of the tides in oceans?!

  • An4rchy
    An4rchy

    It’s crap, numbers being infinite prove everything you said can’t be proves

  • radbarij
    radbarij

    Naturals without 0. REVOLT!

  • Chaka Caca
    Chaka Caca

    Osama Bin Laden did not like Twin Primes....

  • Soulsphere001
    Soulsphere001

    I still don't understand Cantor's "Diagonalization Proof". Unless it's just saying that you cannot count real numbers like you can integers, which I do understand.

  • Marquis de Lafayette
    Marquis de Lafayette

    This makes me feel high

  • Dena Palmer
    Dena Palmer

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  • Kith penDragon
    Kith penDragon

    The events leading to Alan Turing's death had been omitted from my education until now. What a f***ing waste! He will not be forgotten!

  • SheepML
    SheepML

    I knew all of these from faculty, but I never understood them so deeply

  • Dhyan Thakkar
    Dhyan Thakkar

    I don’t get that cantor example couldn’t u just assign another natural number to the new number created by diagonalization

  • Ivan the Benighted
    Ivan the Benighted

    This was so fascinating and well explained I couldn't avoid crying.

  • Dmytro Nakonechnyy
    Dmytro Nakonechnyy

    I didn’t understand anything, but I watched the whole video from beginning to end.

  • N45441
    N45441

    If you prove that there is no proof, have you proven a proof?

  • Vulturee
    Vulturee

    This is a problem in all fields of work.there will always be impossible things We accept as the truth to keep us sane,

  • Brian Lopez
    Brian Lopez

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  • Eden Meireles
    Eden Meireles

    congrats, Derek! this is absolutely mindblowing!!!

  • AlexKasper
    AlexKasper

    Probing g is not g? I summon Schrodinger's cat to decide.

  • Imon Worthy
    Imon Worthy

    It's not a flaw. It's limit that math has.

  • AlexKasper
    AlexKasper

    1+1=2 ? I heard that recently 2+2 is now 5 😀

  • austin oehring
    austin oehring

    Godel came up with a self reference card. A paradox.. I thought we don't do those.

  • macnolds
    macnolds

    It was very confusing for me to see the superset symbol (i.e. the reverse "C-looking" subset symbol) being used for "If...then". Apparently this used to be a popular thing.

  • frosty992001
    frosty992001

    You must have an IQ of about 700.

  • Shivam Goyal
    Shivam Goyal

    Great work !!

  • Jonathan's Garden
    Jonathan's Garden

    Infinites are the same in number and they're all countable, but the rate at which they're counted can be different. Their growth rate and curve can be very different. Yes, infinity can have different curves depending on how you define the style of infinite

    • Andre
      Andre

      _"Infinites are the same in number and they're all countable"_ No. Neither are they numbers nor are they all countable.

  • Bruce Carbon Lakeriver
    Bruce Carbon Lakeriver

    13:58 "is mathematic consistent" Me: erm Gödel? :D

  • Dardanelle News1776
    Dardanelle News1776

    "There will always be true statements that cannot be proven."

  • Timothy Krier
    Timothy Krier

    This reminds me of the Pinocchio paradox. What happens if Pinocchio says "my nose is about to grow"?

  • Lolappa Gamer
    Lolappa Gamer

    What if you did that thing that proves there are more numbers between 0 and 1 to integers?

  • Simon Gniadkowski
    Simon Gniadkowski

    @4:54 "With a real number between 0 and 1 on the other" @5.02 "the key is to make sure we get them all with no duplicates" @ 5:10 "if we can do that with none left over" @ 5:20 "assume we have done that, we have a complete infinite list" @5:30 "now Cantor says "start writing down a new real number" " . . . . here is the problem, these statements are mutually exclusive. If you have a complete list you can't write a new one . . if you can then your list is incomplete !

    • Релёкс84
      Релёкс84

      Look up what proof by contradiction means

  • X41N3
    X41N3

    I feel stupid..

  • Blue Pegasus
    Blue Pegasus

    Can anyone explain how he proved 2^6 3^5 5^6=0

    • Blue Pegasus
      Blue Pegasus

      @Andre what is the pattern of godle number

    • Andre
      Andre

      @Blue Pegasus _" then why did he write gudle number in that order"_ To show what a Gödle-Number is.

    • Blue Pegasus
      Blue Pegasus

      @Andre then why did he write gudle number in that order

    • Andre
      Andre

      He didn't do that.

  • Julie Fisher
    Julie Fisher

    The point is that there is, there has to be always an initial assumption. That initial assumption is chosen carefully and is nearly correct. But not provable. So therefore nothing that follows from it can be. 0 = 0 = 1 = Infinity! We can assume that this is incorrect, but can never prove it, without making assumptions.

  • SeanGS
    SeanGS

    confucius said, how does one kill one that has no life? this is the dualistic nature of life, what you think you know u know nothing of! so we are stuck in a pile of snort inside a large bug that floats inside a large pipe that flows trough spacetime making up a limb of a dog taking a piss on a lightpole that is located on a pile of rock that spins around a large stone that gives it enery to fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other bubbles that fly trough another spacetime bubble that consist of many other 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  • Griffin da genei
    Griffin da genei

    That ending was sublime

  • Griffin da genei
    Griffin da genei

    I still don't understand what derek said😂

  • Tran Hung
    Tran Hung

    poor guy too smart that may be the reason that make him go crazy...

  • Harry Turtles
    Harry Turtles

    Couldn't you just have 2 barbers? If the barber can only shave someone who does not shave themselves, then if there's 2 they can shave each other.

  • wimpb
    wimpb

    "If God were to hold out enclosed in His right hand all Truth, and in His left hand just the ever-active search for Truth, though with the condition that I should forever err therein, and should say to me: ‘Choose!' I should humbly take His left hand and say: ‘Father! Give me this one; absolute Truth is for Thee alone” - G. E. Lessing, Eine Duplik (1778)

  • Srishti Shubhi
    Srishti Shubhi

    I couldn't understand 😅

  • Heather Harris
    Heather Harris

    My brain is jello

    • Heather Harris
      Heather Harris

      How do you understand this

  • PidgeMidge
    PidgeMidge

    29:16 shout out to my guy Kyle Hill

  • Haha-AaaAAA
    Haha-AaaAAA

    6:23 - not true. infini = infini, this theory doesn't prove anything and make no sense ps : contradictions don't prove anything except that u've made something that contradict itself. it's that simple. if u set it up so it can't work then it won't, logic

    • Andre
      Andre

      @Haha-AaaAAA _"no infinity means which doesn’t end n btw I was referring to the amount of numbers that ARE infinite."_ And to make one thing clear. That is NOT how DEFINTIONS in math work. If you define infinity as "has no end" then clearly the interval [0,1] is not infinite because it has two ends. You cannot say "but is was not meant this way". Definitions have to be clear and precise and are used LITERALLY. And as I have shown you "infinity" does NOT mean "has no end".

    • Andre
      Andre

      @Haha-AaaAAA _"but it IS on the list,"_ It is not. _" cause all numbers between 0 and 1 ARE on it."_ This one is not. That is the contradiction. _"number*s* I meant"_ Ther is no such number. _"no infinity means which doesn’t end"_ No. _"btw I was referring to the amount of numbers that ARE infinite."_ What means "amount of numbers that never ends"? So no, infinite means not "never ends". _"u didn’t."_ I did. _" still can’t see how I’m wrong about this,"_ You are. The number is NOT on that list. _" just that there isn’t one bigger than the other."_ They are. Cantor has shown this. _"Except that it was contested to be false back in the days and most likely still is."_ It was n't and it is not. _"but u and the author of the video sure didn’t explain why."_ I did and the video did it too. It is just you not understanding what a "proof by contradiction" is.

    • Haha-AaaAAA
      Haha-AaaAAA

      @Andre "But it is not on the list. Thus we have a contradiction and the assumption was wrong." - but it IS on the list, cause all numbers between 0 and 1 ARE on it. __________________________________________________________ “What is a "infini number"? There are multiple infinities and none of them is a "number". - number*s* I meant, there is an infinite amount of number in infinity so there can’t be more of something that is already infinite as it’s not really a quantity, per say. __________________________________________________________ “That is not the definition of "infinity". Cleary the interval [0,1] ends but the amount of numbers in it is infinite. The surface of a sphere "never ends" but is clearly finite.” - no infinity means which doesn’t end n btw I was referring to the amount of numbers that ARE infinite. __________________________________________________________ “I did" - u didn’t. __________________________________________________________ “So you are wrong and the proof did prove multiple infinities.” - still can’t see how I’m wrong about this, I never said there wasn’t multiple infinities just that there isn’t one bigger than the other. __________________________________________________________ “And please consider that Cantors proof is well known and a pretty basic proof” - Except that it was contested to be false back in the days and most likely still is. __________________________________________________________ Anyways, maybe it is true but u and the author of the video sure didn’t explain why.

    • Andre
      Andre

      @Haha-AaaAAA And please consider that Cantors proof is well known and a pretty basic proof. Thousandsof math profs and studends know this proof. Calling it "wrong" by meaningless terms and stupid definitions of "infinity" is just an example of Dunning Kruger. And stop introducing terms like " false contraction" that don't exists.

    • Andre
      Andre

      ​@Haha-AaaAAA _"Yea but my point is that it doesn't prove that it's wrong"_ It does. _" adding +1 to one of the number still make the number be between 0 and 1,"_ But it is not on the list. Thus we have a contradiction and the assumption was wrong. _"so no there is not "more infini number" "_ What is a "infini number"? There are multiple infinities and none of them is a "number". _"cause it's the very definition on infini, which doesn't end."_ That is not the definition of "infinity". Cleary the interval [0,1] ends but the amount of numbers in it is infinite. The surface of a sphere "never ends" but is clearly finite. _". And u can't seem to be able to explain it either."_ I did. _". Point his, his contradiction don't prove anything"_ It proves that the real numbers are not countable thus we have at least two infinities. _", its a false contraction."_ No. What is a " false contraction"? So you are wrong and the proof did prove multiple infinities.

  • EricTheDetailer
    EricTheDetailer

    I remember in the late seventies early '80s my friend had a ti-99 computer and we would play the game of life on it. It was bittersweet because when we got it to run for more than a day or two he would have to shut the program down in order to do his school work. Also when the computer was tied up running a sequence we couldn't do it any other fun games on it.

  • agnomotuh
    agnomotuh

    If these mathematicians had just read some texts about the omnipotence paradox and maybe some of St. Thomas Aquinas's work, they would have figured out Godel's incompleteness theorem much sooner. Sure they still would have had to "show their work" (so to speak) in a published paper, but they needn't struggle so long to arrive at the contradiction at the center of the incompleteness theorem.

  • Gecko o
    Gecko o

    Wait, if something contains itself, why is mandatory that it doesn't contain itself?, I mean if you make an algorithm that produces numbers at some point you can make it produce all the numbers that it already produced.

  • Rocco Coyote
    Rocco Coyote

    computers are gay

    • dsBlocks
      dsBlocks

      based

  • Edvinas Šamonskis
    Edvinas Šamonskis

    This problem answers the question to asking what is the meaning of life.

  • D P
    D P

    I completely disagree with the idea that some math is not decidable. The fact is, those problems, while active, ARE deciding. If I grant you immortality, and you run a problem for a few trillion years, you can then know the answer to that problem. The same is true for all other problems.

    • YraxZovaldo
      YraxZovaldo

      No you can’t. A few trillion years isn’t enough to check all the numbers to see if there are infinite twin prime numbers.

  • Edvinas Šamonskis
    Edvinas Šamonskis

    Numbers have a limit so lets measure a limit. Limit is infinity - you cant measure infinity. Does it mean numbers doesn't exist or the other way around? Ok, the other way around. Numbers doesn't have a limit and we measure it backwards of the limit that it doesn't have. We still have infinity, but in opposite way. We went full circle, if we add those two together. They were full circles anyway, because they are full circles of a multi dimensional circle, that any point would be the middle. At this point, of this realization, feeling my body got much more weirder, like its some kind of a miracle. It looks to me that the problem is in numbers, not in math. The problem is measuring infinity with numbers, because you go back to measuring circle of infinity, that is the circle of infinity, that is the circle of itself that isn't the exact circle. Here erupts the problem. I edited this a lot of times and I realized that everything I said here doesn't mean anything, because you dont need anything, numbers and any sort of that thing. Because the problem is at the very act of measurement. I googled " Problem of measurement", I didnt know about this before and yeah, you can see for yourself this problem is already known. ((Everything is one?) Check monism on English wiki and read description of the picture of circle with dot in it(that looks like a quantum state).)) So yeah, this realization is very gratifying because it makes you realize that simple concept of 0 and 1 superposition state can create such complexity of life and everything that exists around us, as much as our concept understanding of world can reach. And it proves that everything you work for that is meaningful to your surrounding only deepens this complexity of the world(or understanding). Yet we dont know what this superposition means. ajuhbiklsodfg gerwn;ifesdzgxsrzatmew3QRE I invite you to discuss this with me.

    • Edvinas Šamonskis
      Edvinas Šamonskis

      I just realized, this problem answers the question to asking what is the meaning of life.

  • Noa TheFrog
    Noa TheFrog

    I'm just gonna play call of duty on my Turing machine now

  • dav ep
    dav ep

    Seen in a store window in Cambridge, MA: Turing Machines Rewound While U Wait. BOFH: Your files aren't available. Turing machine rebooting.

  • Tara's Adventures
    Tara's Adventures

    Unrelated but also kinda related... I keep wondering if the solution to everything is actually not mathematical. Perhaps mathematics is not just incomplete, but wrong. Perhaps a language in which encompases the core of math, but also something more like a litteral language- something that can be written and spoken like english or chinese- but encompases the purposes of math. You will have measurements, codes, numbers and letters, equations, thought experements, and individual words for everything, side-by-side like an alphabet. That way, as you experience the world and simply live and breathe and speak, you will be solving the greatest mysteries, as the very sounds, sights, andthoughts imaginable by all of human nature will be given a learnable rune. The only foreseeable problem is the runes themselves. As of yet, there is no way to create runes specific for everything, as we do not know everything. So in order to solve everything, we would have to know everything first. However, perhaps it could be started, then gradually, as we use it, we would add to it such like infinite numbers. Eventually, we would solve everything using it, and once solved, it would be added so that we could use that knowledge like an equation in order to solve everything else. Eventually, we'd have all our answers, if we ever touched upon infinity. However, with billions of people always progressively moving forward with just the sole fact of breathing, dreaming, or eating, we might reach an end. If we reach an end, that both determines that already we know everything, and also that infinity is nonexistent. After, there will be no means of progression, and we could essentially build, do, or think anything possible or imaginable. Again, the problem would be the runes, they wouldn't be possible to make simply because we wouldn't have the opportunity to physically make most of them, based on the fact that many- such as light- cannot be made into a rune on paper, using a pen. But if we could somehow be able to make those things- such as time, light, space, the 4th dimension, etc- into a rune in order to represent them, physically, in a line such as a speakable alphabet, or somehow turn other runes for things- like trees, dogs, and houses- into the same plane of existence as light, time, or space- we'd still end up with a speakable and writable rune alphabet with the components of everything, but we'd have to create a different means of speaking and writing it. That, I believe, would be the only problem. However, if there is a mathematician who can build off this and perhaps work towards this, I'd be very interested in hearing your findings or thoughts on this "language of everything." Please reply if you understand and can help finish this idea! Thank you for reading this far!

  • P Dezs
    P Dezs

    My brain: GOOD OL' NUMBER 6

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