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    Goldbach only considers even numbers.
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    Responding Bacterius

    True Bacterius. As part of Keityo's he stated "one or more distinct primes." while Goldbach's conjecture states (quoting from Wikipedia): "Every integer which can be written as the sum of two primes, can also be written as the sum of as many primes as one wishes, until all terms are units."

    Whether or not Goldbach was talking about even integers is besides the point I was making in my prior post. Keityo was including positive integers that contain only one prime number in their sum while Goldbach's conjecture talks about two prime numbers in the sum of all the positive numbers (whether or not the positive numbers are even).
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