Contributed by
Charles A. Crayne
Although I rated this work as "Math is definitely a main theme", no knowledge of math is assumed, or required, on the part of the reader. The reason that the equation drives the attempted solvers insane is NOT its complexity, but rather because of the conflict between the absolute necessity of finding the solution, and the fact that the equation is, in fact, unsolvable  both because it is incomplete, and because attempts to guess at the missing elements lead to results which demonstrably contradict the known laws of science.
 Chuck
