Re: [asa] Empiricism, Faith and Science

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 15:09:00 EDT


I'm sure Vernon will agree that you'll really have to do better than that to
be convincing. Vernon is well aware, as I am that it's possible to make any
number interesting by a suitably complex and tortuous set of calculations.
Your formulae are a combination of taking powers, multiplying and adding,
and are hence indicative of dubious numerology (plenty of examples of which
I've seen on the web). Contrast that with the simplicity of 2701 = 37x73.
Your formulae contain eight, three and four arithmetical operations
respectively. 37x73 contains just one.

When I first got involved in this, I had seen a large amount of extremely
dubious numerology on the web (researching uses of numerology in classical
music). Vernon's core geometry results with triangular, hexagonal and star
numbers was unique and far more convincing than anything else. Certainly
much more convincing than your arbitrarily concocted 211 examples.


On 9/28/06, David Campbell <> wrote:
> Demonstrating that such numeric patterns are significant requires both a
> demonstration that they are unusual both by contrast with other writings and
> by contrast with other numeric patterns.
> 211 can connect to symbolically interesting numbers in various ways.
> For example,
> 211=1*(7^0)+2*(7^1)+4*(7^2)
> 211=3*37+10^2
> 211=3*10+37+12^2
> All numbers are interesting and interrelated.
> --
> Dr. David Campbell
> 425 Scientific Collections
> University of Alabama
> "I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"

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