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David,

I've been having a further think re the numerical matters that divide

us.

Essentially, what you have done with your telephone number is a bit of

"numerology" - a way of

representing this number as a an arbitrary sequence of arithmetical

operations of no interest apart from

showing your ingenuity in extracting lots of biblical numbers from it.

By contrast, the 66^2 - 27^2 relation (referred to in my first

submission) relies on one of the simplest and best known theorems that

just about everyone learns in elementary school algebra, i.e. x^2 -

y^2 = (x+y)(x-y), where, in this case x=66 and y=27.

It is surely important to distinguish "numerology" ( playing around with

arbitrary formulae to make your favourite

numbers add up) from this, which uses a formula that is not arbitrary,

but a pretty fundamental and

useful theorem in elementary algebra.

Regards,

Vernon

bivalve wrote:

*> Consider the number 5565184. It may seem like an ordinary 7 digit
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*> number, but in fact it is composed of several numbers of great
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*> Biblical significance
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*> 5565184=4*4*4*4*(3*3*7*7*7*7+12*12-7*7)
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*> Obviously anyone dialing 5565184 will obtain infallible wisdom,
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*> unless they just get my answering machine.
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*> Seriously, this illustrates the fact that numbers connect with each
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*> other, and enough work will find something interesting about any
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*> number. As a result, I do not find the presence of numerical
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*> patterns adding anything to my belief in the inspiration and
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*> authority of the Bible.
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*>
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*> Dr. David Campbell
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*> Old Seashells
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*> University of Alabama
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*> Biodiversity & Systematics
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*> Dept. Biological Sciences
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*> Box 870345
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*> Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA
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*> bivalve@mail.davidson.alumlink.com
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*>
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*> That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted
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*> Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at
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*> Droitgate Spa
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