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Evidence of God?

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 12:14:49 -0400 (CLT)

This is very, very disturbing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupper's_self-referential_formula
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TuppersSelf-ReferentialFormula.html

Andrew

Breaking News - God Continues to Not Exist

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 18:17:02 -0400 (CLT)

I didn't pay enough attention.  If you read those pages with a bit more
care there's an extra number involved in the calculation.  And if you
stare at the formula you can convince yourself that all it is doing is
pulling out the different bits of the "extra" number.  So the image is
effectively stored in the number, not the formula - the formula is just a
way of reading the bit at a given (x, y) "within" the number.

So the image is encoded in the "extra number" and has very little to do
with the equation itself - any other image could be plotted by changing
the number used.

Andrew

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