From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 08 2003 - 17:31:43 EST
On Sat, 08 Mar 2003 11:55:52 -0700 "John Burgeson"
> Vernon wrote:
> "But what I think has first to be established, and generally agreed
> upon, is
> the vanishingly small probability that these phenomena may be
> attributed to
> chance. Are you really that
> unimpressed by the '10 billion to 1 against' scenario associated
> with the
> 'pi / e' affair?"
> Burgy wrote:
> In a word, yes.
Seems to me that there is another consideration that I have not seen
mentioned. Would the omniscient deity provide a crude approximation to a
value which he must know to be transcendental? I would certainly be more
impressed if there were the first sequence of a string of repeating
decimals: something like 0.3, 0.142857, 0.1, 0.09, ..., or a variant with
a different base. For example, 1/3 in base 7 comes out 0.222...
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