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Over the past few years browsers have become much more standardized and there is little difference in appearance and functionality of most modern browsers. This has made website design much easier and has enabled the use of techniques which would previously not have been possible. In light of this, no attempt has been made to make this site work with Internet Explorer 8 or below - Internet Explorer 8 is now over five years old and it is not worthwhile trying to hack up workarounds for its problems. Most of those who browse using Internet Explorer 8 or lower are either too lazy or too stupid to use a modern browser; web designers should not be wasting their time pandering to such users. That leaves the unfortunate few who know that they should be using a modern browser, but who are in a situation where it is beyond their control; such users accept that web sites may not appear of function properly in the browser they are stuck with, but will not blame the web site designer for such deficiencies.
In view of the increasing use of mobile phones and tablets, the site layout is a screen size responsive version to enable better viewing on such devices, and takes into account touch screen usage.
The design has been tested and functions correctly with most browsers released within the past five years, including Internet Explorer 9. The design has also been tested on Android and iPhone and iPad devices with satisfactory results.
I have attempted to make the website as accessible as possible to users who have limited or no use of a mouse. For the general layout of the site, I used a three column layout, which I have made responsive with media queries.
For the menu, after quite a bit of looking at alternatives, I used a design based on ideas in a review of accessible menus by Terrill Thompson. The site now incorporates many features of WAI-ARIA, a system that is designed to make it easier to make web pages accessible for all users. I have also included skip links that allow the user to skip past the menu. I have made a number of minor changes to suit the responsive layout, so the menus are now vertical.
Taking into consideration the features now offered by most browsers, I decided that the need for a cross-browser library like jQuery was fast diminishing, and I have rewritten the code to function without the jQuery library. The page load time is now noticeably faster than when using jQuery.
If you like the design, or if you have any suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Equally, if you do not like it, please Contact me and tell me why.
It has come to my notice that, when asked about the demonstration of the flaw in his proof (see A Fundamental Flaw in an Incompleteness Proof by Peter Smith PDF), Smith refuses to engage in any logical discussion, and instead attempts to deflect attention away from any such discussion. If any other reader has tried to engage with Smith regarding my demonstration of the flaw, I would be interested to know what the outcome was.
There is a new addition to the page Yet another flawed incompleteness proof, where Berto’s proof of incompleteness in his book There’s something about Gödel comes under scrutiny.
I found that making, adding or deleting footnotes in the traditional manner proved to be a major pain. So I developed a different system for footnotes which makes inserting or changing footnotes a doddle. You can check it out at Easy Footnotes for Web Pages (Accessibility friendly).
I have now added a new section to my paper on Russell O’Connor’s claim of a computer verified incompleteness proof. This shows that the flaw in the proof arises from a reliance on definitions that include unacceptable assumptions - assumptions that are not actually checked by the computer code. See also the new page Representability.
There is now a new page on Chaitin’s Constant (Chaitin’s Omega), which demonstrates that Chaitin has failed to prove that it is actually algorithmically irreducible.
For convenience, there are now two pages on this site with links to various material relating to Gödel and the Incompleteness Theorem
– a page with general links:
– and a page relating specifically to the Gödel mind-machine debate:
All pages on this website are printer friendly, and will print the main content in a convenient format. Note that the margins are set by your browser print settings.
Please note that this web site, like any other is a collection of various statements. Not all of this web site is intended to be factual. Some of it is personal opinion or interpretation.
If you prefer to ask me directly about the material on this site, please send me an e-mail with your query, and I will attempt to reply promptly.
Feedback about site design would also be appreciated so that I can improve the site.
Copyright © James R Meyer 2012 - 2017