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How many souls?

  1. Apr 14, 2008 #1
    One night, I dreamt of having a conversation with someone of alien origin.
    I asked, how many souls were alotted for each cycle of the universe. The answer was 56/63. I asked what did that mean. They said: It is a formula which 56 is the final whole number followed by a numeric sequence of 63 decimal places.
    For Example: The count begins as 0.+ (62 zeros) + 1, then, 2, 3, 4, and so on.
    The value of each number would be equal to a single entity. This count continues until the final whole number of 56 is reached. What is the final number of souls
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2008 #3
    How could the number total 42 when useing the sequence as discribed: before the last number is counted, the sequence would read: 55.9 + 62 nines (+ .1 would total 56)
     
  5. Apr 14, 2008 #4
    42 is a joke.

    If you type "the answer to life, the universe and everything" into google you will see it google responds with the number 42.

    It is from a comedy book written by Douglas Adams called "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
     
  6. Apr 18, 2008 #5
    RE: How many souls

    An interesting sidebar to the "How many souls" formula. Although I don't see an apparent connection to an individual soul, or life force, the formula for Pi is 3.14, the so-called golden ratio portion, 1.68, both can be extended to 63 decimal places and beyond. Both numbers can be found in the 56/63 formula
     
  7. Apr 18, 2008 #6

    HallsofIvy

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    Since you haven't explained what "It is a formula which 56 is the final whole number followed by a numeric sequence of 63 decimal places." means you can say pretty much anything you want.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2008 #7
    Was this "dream" induced by certain chemical substances?
     
  9. Apr 18, 2008 #8

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    Myself, I was going to suggest Pepto-Bismol just before bed!
     
  10. Apr 18, 2008 #9
    Ok, I will clarify. In order to save space, I will try illustrate the formula as:
    Starting: 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001
    2
    3
    4

    This numeric sequence is continued until every decimal zero is counted.

    Before the final number is counted, the sequence would read:
    55.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
    + 1
    = 56.0
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2008
  11. Apr 18, 2008 #10

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    This appears to be garbage, or, at a minimum, unrelated to mathematics. Locked.

    - Warren
     
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