Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
Does anybody believe in all that Bible Code crap, or do you all acknowledge that it's nothing more than fun with numbers?
When I worked at a bank, one of these wackos would come in. He would buy rolls and rolls of dimes. Then write very simple histograms of his results.
"Wow! Look. There's a 1933 dime in here. This could not happen by mere chance!"
Anyway, one time I made the mistake of asking what he was up to. Come to find out he was writing some book about how Bush would not get elected in 2004. It was based on taking the alpha-numeric sum of "AMERICA," concatenating 13 with 50 (original colonies and current states), adding these numbers, and then something else. Anyway it ended up with a number corresponding to a president who had lost his bid for re-election in the past. The motivation for the book was to prove that God existed. Seems like something Darfius would cook up.
Well, needless to say, he got pretty upset with me when I asked him, "Why 1350 and not 5013?"
"Because the 13 colonies came before the 50 states. Geez."
The man was a genius. I have to admit that. Too bad he was wrong.