From: Vernon Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 10 2003 - 16:34:57 EST
"A year or so ago I made some specific suggestions to you about your
how it might be reinforced (or falsified). I also posed some questions (like
-- is the base 10 numbering system possibly divine?) The last time I visited
your site I saw no evidence you had heard me."
Yes, I do remember the matter of the special status of 10 being raised, and
had intended - promised, even - to address this in a new web page. However,
as you point out, this has not yet happened - but I will do my best to
honour it over the coming weeks. On the other hand, I don't remember the
other suggestions you speak of, and would be appreciate hearing them again.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Burgeson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: By Design (was Re: Numbers)
> Vernon wrote:
> "But what I think has first to be established, and generally agreed upon,
> the vanishingly small probability that these phenomena may be attributed
> chance. Are you really that
> unimpressed by the '10 billion to 1 against' scenario associated with the
> 'pi / e' affair?"
> In a word, yes.
> What are the odds, Vernon, that of -- say -- the last 10,000 male-female
> matings that most certainly took place to produce a "Vernon Jenkins," that
> the "Vernon Jenkins" you know yourself to be would actually come to be? 10
> to 1 would be an estimate far too low.
> I applaude your zeal in promoting your ideas, but I simply do not find
> (or any Bible numerics) to be in the least persuasive. I keep asking "what
> if Vernon is right?" and the only answer that comes is "it makes no
> conceivable difference."
> A year or so ago I made some specific suggestions to you about your
> how it might be reinforced (or falsified). I also posed some questions
> -- is the base 10 numbering system possibly divine?) The last time I
> your site I saw no evidence you had heard me.
> I am in correspondence with another list member (off line) who also has a
> somewhat controversial thesis, one which I cannot accept. Unlike you, he
> appears to be making efforts to reshape his thinking, based on our dialog.
> It helps that there is at least one 11th century mystic that appears to
> already considered his thesis.
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