Dear Reader:

I regret to inform you that you have made the wrong decision. There
are actually infinitely many prime numbers. The intuitive reason for
believing that there are infinitely many primes is simply that there
is no good reason for it **not** be so. There is no plausible
barrier that one can erect and say, with certainty, "*Beyond here,
primes dare not venture*."

Of course, that intuitive justification is a far cry from the certainty of a formal mathematical proof of the existence of infinitely many primes, and it's not even a good informal explanation of how you might come up with such a proof.

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Kevin R. Coombes

Department of Biostatistics

University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston, TX 77030