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Saturday, February 27, 2016
primes as "experimental data"...
"Although the prime numbers are rigidly determined, they somehow feel like experimental data."
T. Gowers, "Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford Univ. Press, 2002) p.118 (apud source)