> Personally I have always regarded numerology as bunk since it is
> usually not invariant when you change numbering systems. Hence
> believers have to claim that there is something very special with a
> positional decimal system if they want to claim some relevance - not
> to mention the arbitrariness of alphabets and languages if you start
> doing gematria.
In further support of your comments, I'd add that the numeral "666" never
even occurs or appears in the Bible. The Bible is a translation from Greek
and Aramaic, and until a few hundred years ago, six hundred sixty and six
was written thus: DCLXVI, which is actually a list of the Roman numerals
in descending order.
"It's not your vote that counts,
it's who counts your vote."
(Or was it Joseph Stalin... Hitler? Oh well, one of those socialists.)
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