Re: Detecting Design
Glenn Morton (email@example.com)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 16:04:46 -0500
At 09:24 AM 4/24/98, Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>At 04:46 AM 4/24/98 -0500, Glenn Morton wrote:
>>At 11:19 PM 4/23/98 -0400, Brian D Harper wrote:
>>>a fairly simple problem and after a few moments
>>>you discover, to your great horror :), that the
>>>required angle is 137.5 degrees.
>>This value is eerily close to the inverse of the fine structure constant
>>which controls many electromagnetic interactions.
>>alpha=7.2972 x 10^-3
>>Why does God like the number 137? :-)
>The importance of the value for alpha is that it is a dimensionless
>number--it has the same numerical value in any system of units. However,
>137.5 degrees = 2.400 radians.
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