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Under the circumstances, the court held that the taxpayers met their burden of disproving negligence.
A few other mathematicians had tried a similar approach, says Elkies, but either they gave up too soon or they were thinking in terms of proving rather than disproving the conjecture.
University, did not believe this assumption and started spectroscopic experiments with blue jay feathers in the hope of disproving it.
Whether a particular Turing machine stops is tantamount to proving or disproving certain mathematical conjectures.