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## #1 2013-03-03 22:18:47

Agnishom
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### Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Is there a real purpose of Life, The Universe and Everything apart from this?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #2 2013-03-03 22:38:14

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Hi;

I would have thought it would not be an integer and that the meaning of life was

1.83801769501050385269531439813992926843308653301263139425699189822880090555291822278610613549770119573214...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #3 2013-03-03 22:55:49

Agnishom
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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

But God created the integers only

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #4 2013-03-03 23:01:03

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

So Kronecker says.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #5 2013-03-04 05:41:15

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

hi Agnishom,

If you liked Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker series, you will also like his two books about the Dirk Gently holistic detective agency.  Both in book form and one was made into a BBC series.

A sad loss to comedy writing.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #6 2013-03-04 14:28:53

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Okay, but what do you think is the purpose of life?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #7 2013-03-04 14:44:04

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

To be on some forum doing mathematics of course.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #8 2013-03-04 14:46:50

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

So we have already fulfiled our purpose?

Why are we still alive?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #9 2013-03-04 14:48:05

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

I do not know for sure but you will have a long and great life ahead of you. When you get to the end of it
you might know.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #10 2013-03-04 14:52:50

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

The universe? What is the reason behind such a (seemingly) vast non-sense object being there in existence?

BTW, I am really not sure whether I want to live for long

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-03-04 14:57:50)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #11 2013-03-04 15:06:11

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Hmmm, you do not have to live a lot of years to live a long life.

The universe, that was built and is maintained by somebody else. I have no idea why except to
say have you ever kept a fish tank?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #12 2013-03-04 15:16:43

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

No

WHy?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #13 2013-03-04 15:22:01

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

You create an environment for life. You build it and design new features. When it is done
you watch all the fish swim back and forth. Maybe that's what God is.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #14 2013-03-04 15:24:16

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

And perhaps that OUR God is also an experimental creature made by some Second order God or the God of Gods

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #15 2013-03-04 16:26:05

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #16 2013-03-04 20:10:08

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

So maybe it would be a good idea for us to stop trying to guess what it is for.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #17 2013-03-04 21:52:14

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Yeah, but we need to prove the theory first

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #18 2013-03-04 21:56:44

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

We can not really prove anything in Cosmology. We can come up with a plausible theory that fits the currently known observations. If it makes a few good predictions we keep it, if not we dump it.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-04 21:57:27)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #19 2013-03-04 22:00:25

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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #20 2013-03-04 22:04:15

bobbym
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### Re: Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Not really, that is what I like about mathematics. We have some degree of certainty.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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