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This page is dedicated to proving Lorcan wrong about the idea that the bible is somehow a coded book of predictions... Don't get me wrong - he's a great guy, but he has some weird ideas... ## The Bible CodeThe bible code is a "code" that some people supposedly found in the bible that predicts the future. The way they do it is to take every The way Lorcan tried to prove this to me was to take the name "Hitler" and the place "Auschwitz" and tell me that they couldn't have turned up near each other coincidentally. I intend to prove that it could have happened coincidentally.
## The maths for "hitler"First of all, we need to know the number of letters in the bible. The thing has to be done in Hebrew, according to Lorcan, but I think it can be done in any other language. I guess that there are 10,000,000 letters in the bible (in the English language). Then, let's find the chance of the word "hitler" turning up in any group of six random numbers. There are c._{1}=1/308,895,576The bible code, though, gets it's words from all directions - forward, backward, up, down, and the four diagonal directions, so we multiply the answer by 8. c
_{1}=1/38,611,947The chance above is that "hitler" will turn up when we start from any particular letter. If we take ## The maths for "auschwitz"This is done in the same way. First, we get the chance of the word "auschwitz" turning up in a straight line of randomly chosen letters: c
_{2}=1/5,428,997,243,776Then, we multiply this by 8 to find the chance of it happening in any of 8 directions: c
_{2}=1/678,624,655,472Then we multiply this by c (rounded up for ease of calculation).
_{2}=1/70,000## The chance of them both appearing in the same gridThe chance of both c c
_{3}=1/280,000Seems pretty impossible, doesn't it, and that's what the guys who believe this code will tell you - but wait... how many possible grids are there? ## How many possible grids are there?First of all, we find out how many initial arrays there are. Remember how I said that the guys take every Then, we find out how many possible ways that an array of 10,000,000 letters can be fit into a grid. This, again, is 10,000,000: k ka kae kaer kaeru kaerul kaerule kaerules a er rul ules les es s e ul es r es u l e s 8 letters=8 grids. So, the amount of possible grids is 10,000,000*10,000,000, or This means that, in a book which is 10,000,000 letters long, the chance of both "hitler" and "auschwitz" turning up in the same grid permutation is: This means that out of 377,142,857 different books with a length of 10,000,000 letters, you will find Furthermore, Hebrew has less letters, which makes the words turning up even more likely. Also, the words are often much shorter (compare "Jehovah" with "YHWH"), which makes it even more likely again. |

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