Thursday, November 5, 2009

Funny Footnote

Reading Mark Steiner's "Mathematics-Applications and Applicability", I noticed this footnote:

"Suppose we have a physical theory, like string theory, which postulates a 26 dimensional space. The number 26 happens to be the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton in Hebrew. Should this encourage us to try other of the Hebrew Names of God?"

[Note: in context, Steiner seems to think the answer to this question is yes]

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