From: Vernon Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 17:54:05 EST
I have at last pulled together my chief reasons for believing ten to be a
divinely inspired collective unit upon which our systems of numeration and
mensuration are based. You will find the relevant page - entitled "A matter
of numerical symbiosis" - at the URL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vernon Jenkins" <email@example.com>
To: "John Burgeson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: By Design (was Re: Numbers)
> John wrote:
> "A year or so ago I made some specific suggestions to you about your
> claim --
> 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."
> Yes, I do remember the matter of the special status of 10 being raised,
> had intended - promised, even - to address this in a new web page.
> 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
> ----- 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
> > 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
> > '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,"
> > the "Vernon Jenkins" you know yourself to be would actually come to be?
> > 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
> > 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
> claim --
> > 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
> > somewhat controversial thesis, one which I cannot accept. Unlike you, he
> > appears to be making efforts to reshape his thinking, based on our
> > It helps that there is at least one 11th century mystic that appears to
> > already considered his thesis.
> > Burgy
> > www.burgy.50megs.com
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