Re: 137

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 13:23:40 MST

Anders Sandberg

> 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.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.
3M TA3

"It's not your vote that counts,
it's who counts your vote."
--Al Gore
(Or was it Joseph Stalin... Hitler? Oh well, one of those socialists.)

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