Death of Proof (The Pleasures of Failure I):

The tale of Horgan's surface, a nonexistent minimal surface whose existence was incorrectly predicted by numerical experiments, named sarcastically after a journalist who incautiously suggested proof was dead. See also and; via Carnival of Mathematics 170,

"A more accurate computation shows that there still is a gap at 1.01, which we can’t see, or don’t want to see."

@11011110 The best part is that John Horgan appears to have commented on this article. It might be a fake, but if not that’s pretty amusing

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