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Re^2: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?

by jeffenstein (Friar)
on May 15, 2018 at 12:42 UTC ( #1214550=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?
in thread RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?

Since PI is infinite (as far as we know), it follows that all knowledge is encoded in PI in all possible ways. It's just a matter of calculating PI to enough digits and creating a scheme to map it to a language ;)

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Re^3: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?
by Eily (Monsignor) on May 15, 2018 at 14:07 UTC

    0.33333333... is also infinite. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't find my phone number in it though. Because pi is irrational it also has the property of being non repeating, but that's still not enough to contain whatever you are looking for. You could make an infinite, never repeating sequence without ever using the number 9 (by replacing all the 9s in the expansion of pi for example), in which case you wouldn't be able to find the year of birth of most monks.

    It's actually unknown if Pi has the property of containing all possible strings, and while the currently known expansion does make it look so (pi looks normal), no matter how many digits are known, it won't ever be even a fraction of the infinite sequence.

      Oops, unfortunately, I didn't think about it too much. The page you linked was interesting, but a lot of it goes over my head.

      Ok, no more wild speculations on Pi and infinity from me today :)

Re^3: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?
by wstryder (Novice) on May 16, 2018 at 08:53 UTC
    Well, you can prove your point and write a perl script to see if say, the first five verses of the Bible are indeed encoded in the value of Pi. Why not give it a go? How many decimals would you have to search in order to find say 100 characters? Have you done the math?

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