Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Fun (well, fun for math types)

After exhaustive and exhausting investigation of the many variables involved (and hoo ha, are they variable!) it can be shown that on the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love will have given me:
12 drummers drumming,
22 pipers piping,
30 lords a-leaping,
36 ladies dancing,
40 maids a-milking,
42 swans a-swimming,
42 geese a-laying,
40 golden rings,
36 calling (or colly) birds,
30 French hens,
22 turtle doves, and
12 partridges in a pear tree (or pear trees; this last has not yet been ascertained).

For those who really really care, the graph resembles a parabola.

A merry, joyous, happy, holy and blessed Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christianity is Universal

To see a clear image, click on it.
The texts are:
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done to me according to the word."
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
--in ancient Greek, Vulgate Latin, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Breton, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Finnish, Polish, Czech, and Ukrainian.

I have collected and saved Bibles in different languages for decades, and this is my chance to use lots of them.

Merry CHRIST-mass!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sacred Mathematics

As I was receiving last Sunday, the thought popped into my mind, "How can the Infinite fit into the infinitesimal?"

And it was followed by: "It just did."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My September and December rant a day early

The events of December 7, 1941, and of September 11, 2001, have many similarities; of which the strongest is that the events were acts of war perpetrated against the United States by foreigners who wanted to maim, kill, and destroy us.

The major difference between the two events is that --
in 1941, the American government and people rose up and kicked our enemies' ass;
in 2001 and since, the government has been kissing our enemies ass.

And the worst ass-kisser of them all is the present occupant of the White House,
who was obviously lying through his teeth when he took the oath of office,
who is a Judas and a traitor and obviously has no interest in preserving America.
The sooner he is impeached and removed from office, the better.

Monday, December 5, 2011

After reading The Hitchhiker's Guide

My response at this moment to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

There is an infinite number of numbers.
There is an infinite number of even numbers.
There is an infinite number of odd numbers.
The infinite number of all numbers is equal to the infinite number of even numbers and to the infinite number of odd numbers.
Do not think about this too much.

The universe is mind-bogglingly large.
The amount of information coded into the single 46-chromosome cell we all once were
is also mind-boggingly large.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Facebook Satire

I posted this on Facebook half an hour ago or so. I wonder if anyone will rise to the bait.

I'm going to start a group, and I think I'll call it
Filthy Unwashed Crusader Kaffirs . . . .
OOOOOPS!! I don't think that will go over too well.
How about . . . um . . . Filthy Unbelieving Crusader Kaffirs?
Uh . . . NOPE! Same problem!
... Hmmmmm . . . .
Filthy Infidel Satanic Crusader Kaffirs?
That'll do for a start, I guess.