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zendao42



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Proof that there are more ways of arranging a pack of cards
than there have been seconds since the universe began:


http://www.curiouser.co.uk/facts/cardsproof.htm

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Wonko



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The Univesre is thought to be between 10 and 16 billion (16,000,000,000) years old. That is 16 billion years since The Big Bang.
Let us assume the highest value of 16 x 109 years.


Hmm... Using 'Belief' and 'assumption' for the basis of a statement claiming 'proof' and 'fact.' Isn't that type of argument usually frowned upon in the scientific community? Rolling Eyes
Can anyone else see a problem? Cool Razz Laughing
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There goes my plans of becoming an OCD Black Jack dealer... I'll never live long enough to shuffle the cards that well...
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Wonko wrote:

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The Univesre is thought to be between 10 and 16 billion (16,000,000,000) years old. That is 16 billion years since The Big Bang.
Let us assume the highest value of 16 x 109 years.


Hmm... Using 'Belief' and 'assumption' for the basis of a statement claiming 'proof' and 'fact.' Isn't that type of argument usually frowned upon in the scientific community? Rolling Eyes
Can anyone else see a problem? Cool Razz Laughing


In spite of some really nifty baby pics, there's no birth certificate for the universe... Razz Wink

Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:31 am   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Wonko



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Baby pics? we should let this guy know



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Baby pics? we should let this guy know




So glad he "Clammed down".... Shocked Laughing
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Look up COBE, they're awful purty... Wink

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