The Humans: A Novel - Part I: "Primes" - "Intermission" Summary & Analysis

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In “Primes,” the narrator continues to read the document in which Andrew wrote about Bernhard Riemann, a German child prodigy who suffered a series of breakdowns when attempting to carry out his mathematical study. The nature of prime numbers is outlined, how there are as many of them as there are numbers in existence and that there are always prime numbers no matter how high anyone is counting. Humans had always struggled to decipher a pattern in prime numbers but Riemann came very close by identifying a model with which to put them in order, although he never completed the work and people had been trying to do so ever since. The discovery of the hypothesis could lead to great advancements in human technology and he eventually saw that the original Andrew Martin had found the answer. The narrator deleted...

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