Basically a few weeks ago I submitted my paper to a journal. It turns out that the paper is publishable, however a referee found a much better proof of my Theorem, and now I'm at odds on how to proceed. Do I:
- Amend my paper by substituting my proof with the referee's proof? Doing so makes me uncomfortable as I would not have contributed the most important part of the paper, someone else did.
- Continue publishing the paper with my (inferior) proof, but mention the referee's much better proof.
- Continue publishing the paper with my proof, but do not mention the referee's suggested proof.
What should I do?