Random Thoughts: Default’s Last Theorem


In 1637 Pierre de Fermat created the famous conjecture that no three positive integers z, y, and z can satisfy the equation

xn + yn = zn
where n is any integer with a value greater than two.

In his notes, he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin. In this post, I posit a theory but claim that the proof that was too large to fit in the post.

Default’s last theorem states that what drives men is not the desire for sex but the desire for mastery. All men have some sexual desire, but what drives them is the need to express mastery over something. Contrary to popular opinion, men do not build empires to get women, they build empires because they need to build empires. I suspect that many PUAs are driven as much by their need to master a skill as their need to have lots of sex. This is not to say that sex drive is unimportant for men, only that it is not the only thing — or even the most important thing — that drives male achievement.

This meandering, and the Fermat mention all derived from watching Fermat’s Last Theorem (45 minutes) a 1996 documentary about Andrew Wiles, the British mathematician who finally proved that Fermat’s Conjecture was true.

Many gamesters would laugh at this shy retiring academic, but he showed self-confidence, dedication, and tenacity. He plowed through setbacks (one major one) and in the end achieved victory. Although married, it is likely he did not bang hundreds of hotties while at college. On the day he discovered his proof he was probably far happier than the player who had just scored his 500th lay. He had done what every man needs, he achieved mastery, he became top dog. Alpha math academic may not seem much to many, but the video shows that his victory was emotional and very satisfying for him.

I doubt anyone will ponder this post for 360 years, or even much longer than the three minutes they took to read it, but for now that is my 2 British pennies worth.

Proof of Mastery Conjecture
by Default D User

Let xy = all men
Let xx = all women
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12 Responses to “Random Thoughts: Default’s Last Theorem”

  1. An Unmarried Man Says:

    If everything was about women, we’d have become extinct ages ago. It’s the refutation of our base urges that has allowed us to build bridges and atomic bombs. Glad you pointed out that the common denominator is not vagina.

  2. Default User Says:

    @An Unmarried Man
    I was worried that readers might assume that this was just a slam against PUAs and game. I am glad that you, at least, understood the point.

    I suspect that the reason some PUAs become disillusioned with success is that having proved mastery, each new conquest brings only some physical pleasure but not the sense of victory that earlier successes brought. Their battle was not just with enforced celibacy but against a particular challenge.

  3. namae nanka Says:

    the man is merely sexual.

  4. Default User Says:

    @namae nanka
    Er. . . What man? Or do you mean The Man (the one we all work for).

  5. pussy patrol Says:

    the complement of the woman, the archetype.

  6. An Unmarried Man Says:

    If the man is the archetypal complement of woman and merely sexual, do we infer that a woman is merely asexual?

  7. namae nanka Says:

    woops forgot to clear my name.

    “If the man is the archetypal complement of woman and merely sexual, do we infer that a woman is merely asexual?”

    wrong word, my bad I somehow always mix it up.


  8. An Unmarried Man Says:

    Interesting-looking piece, I’m going to check it out later, thanks for the tip!

    (I like “pussy patrol,” I picture a team of uniform-clad guys scouring the countryside armed with “pussy kits” and some kind of logo I can only imagine…)

  9. namae nanka Says:

    my brief encounter with the term was on an episode of entourage. Way removed from what you have in your mind hehe

  10. Default User Says:

    I was expecting some smart-ass comments, mostly from the male readers. However, the post did not get that many views and no comments. A few humorous or interesting comments might have saved it, but it was a silly and embarrassing post. It was not even that funny, nor a particularly clever take on Aoefe’s posting style.
    [I had a few ideas for actual written posts but was too lazy to develop them]

    Although your “nice” comment was nice, I feel that you worry too much about male vanity. The average man probably receives for fewer compliments than the average woman does and he probably has to work far harder for those few compliments.

  11. David Alexander Says:

    On the day he discovered his proof he was probably far happier than the player who had just scored his 500th lay. He had done what every man needs, he achieved mastery, he became top dog.

    Last summer, I managed to hit 119 mph on the Autobahn between Koeln and Frankfurt, and 190 mph on the high speed rail line in the same corridor. Amazingly, for me, it was better than sex, and it left a medium term smile on my face, something that hasn’t happened in a while. Regardless, it’s fleeting because it wasn’t the same as mastery because it was just an experience. It’s something to cross off one’s list of things to do in lieu of being able to say “I am the greatest at XYZ”. I suspect that it’s something that most men including myself will never know, that feeling of mastery that you’re discussing in this post.

  12. Default User Says:

    @David Alexander
    Few achieve such mastery, which is why we revere it so much. However, you can find great sense of achievement by small advances. Achieving mastery is not much different than enjoying an experience. Once done, youi are left with the “what is next?” question.

    Andrew Wiles is not that old. He achieved his dream and enjoyed a brief time in the spotlight, but what is next? Will any of his future work seem dull in comparison?

    Enjoyable experiences do last. You can recall them, and the associated good feelings, at any time. There is a reason people enjoy nostalgia, and that is because while the experience is fleeting (by definition), the memory is not. Ticking off a list of things you wanted to try is an achievement in itself.

    While the be-the-greatest is a strong drive, I think that mastery goes deeper. Mastery is simply a victory over challenge. If that challenge is to hit high speed on the Autobahn you achieve mastery when the speedometer hits 119 on the Autobahn. If the challenge is to ride Germany’s high-speed rail, you achieve mastery when you exit the train in Frankfurt.

    While we may all dream of been the top-dog, top-gun winner, plenty of satisfaction can be found in mastering the smaller challenges of life.

    Your German trip sounded like good fun.

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