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Posted by Richard Ruquist on May 14, 2003 12:26:31 UTC

There is a new web magazine entitled "PI ZINE" and located at www.pizine.com that is devoted to Mathematical Theology. It contains a forum that was blank as of a few minutes ago, this being the initial issue of this magazine.

May I quote two small paragraphs for illustration:

"God seems to speak to mathematics in two basic ways. One is through the precision of numerical calculation, logical proof, and all the other blessings associated with mathematics in the 'hard' sciences. Science can be thought of as a way of interpretating God's revelation founbd in nature.

The other is through metaphor. Only in the last decade or so has our society started to acknowledge the existence of mathematical 'metaphors'."

She goes on to exemplify a metaphor by Cantor's theorem that the infinite set of even numbers is equivalent to the set of all numbers. Here the metaphor is that a part is equivalent to the whole. Even a part of a hologram is not equivalent to the whole hologram as spatial resolution is lost. But when dealing with infinity, nothing is lost.

I for one would like to see Abraham's Book of Creation published there as it is entirely a numerical and metaphorical account of the creation of the universe.

yanniru

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