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It's enough to be reasonably sure, but with the exponential nature of the equation, even extremely close approximations get blown up.

But you're probably right, there is probably a proof possible without explicit calculation.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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(4th September 2016, 06:11)SteelCurtain Wrote: It's enough to be reasonably sure, but with the exponential nature of the equation, even extremely close approximations get blown up.

But you're probably right, there is probably a proof possible without explicit calculation.

Oh no doubt it would be a nightmare to control the precision, but once you have a handle on that and you've gotten to the first digit after the decimal point, and it is nonvanishing within your precision, you're done - it's just if you get .000000..., you can never be sure that there won't be something else, is all I was saying
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
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Surely it should be possible...
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Have you ever wondered how to count up to 31 with only one hand?

BINARY!!

[Image: 14604856_1300155306664026_16294000912989...e=5861C48E]


If you use two hands, you can go up to 1023! Big Grin



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4 you, man!
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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(23rd October 2016, 17:28)pocaracas Wrote: Have you ever wondered how to count up to 31 with only one hand?

BINARY!!

[Image: 14604856_1300155306664026_16294000912989...e=5861C48E]


If you use two hands, you can go up to 1023! Big Grin




This is fucking awesome. Pity it would take too much of my time and energy to learn in practice.

In theory it's absolutely intellectually delicious and logically delectable.
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnzcwTyr6cE


But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.
Emil Cioran, On The Heights Of Despair
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(23rd October 2016, 17:28)pocaracas Wrote: Have you ever wondered how to count up to 31 with only one hand?

BINARY!!

[Image: 14604856_1300155306664026_16294000912989...e=5861C48E]


If you use two hands, you can go up to 1023! Big Grin




Digital binary. Cool!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o268qbb_0BM
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDRWQUUUCF0
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Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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