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( a + bn )/n = x , hence God exists?

I had an odd dream last night.

In one part of it, a mathmatical term from Catherine the Great's reign was mentioned. Frankly, I can't remember ever thinking about Catherine the Great. I'm not well informed about her role in Russian history. Some say dreams are a filing system provided by nature. Others see them as portholes through time, or an etheral, spiritual world. I decided to do a Google search about Chatherine the Great and Mathmatics. Was my dream sheer nonsense?

I discovered that Chatherine the Great brought a famous mathmatician, Leonard Euler, into her Court. Euler was a ... Christian! Another member of her court was atheistic philosopher Diderot, who annoyed Catherine by trying to convert the remainder of her court to atheism. Euler promised Catherine he would present in court an algebraic proof of the existence of God, if Diderot wanted to hear it. Diderot was interested, and, according to De Morgan, Euler advanced toward Diderot, and said gravely, and in a tone of perfect conviction: "Sir, ( a + bn )/n = x , hence God exists; reply!" Diderot had no reply, and the court broke into laughter. Diderot immediately returned to France. See, Leonard Euler.

So, maybe there was some link to my weird dream and the past? Maybe, it was just a weird coincidence? In the same odd dream, there was also a brief mention of Nebraska cavalry being turned back in Canada. Did a Google search and couldn't find any such action. Oh, well! Maybe, I simply ate one too many baby back ribs?
 

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Wow that's a pretty cool dream! I usually don't believe in coincidences as I feel things happen for reason.
 

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Also I stink at math, why did every one laugh ?
 

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Check this out Clay

My mom had a newspaper clipping with this story. I ask for it a few years back because I wanted to copy it. She couldn't find it. Your story reminded me of it, so I've been searching the net to try and find it. To the best of my knowledge this is a true story, but I'm gonna check truthorfiction.com to see if it is. I just found it a little bit ago and thought I'd share it with you.

http://www.infostew.com/heavenlystew/_heavenly/00000067.htm

For All The Scientist who Doubt God's Word

From: A Consultant to NASA
Date: 8/3/01
Time: 8:00:11 PM

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For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here's something that shows God's awesome creation, and that He is still in control.

Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called "myth" in the Bible is true?

Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore, Maryland, and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development.

"I think one of the most amazing things that God has done for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at GreenBelt, Maryland.

They were checking out where the positions of the sun, moon, and planets would be 100 years and 1,000 years from now.

We have to know this so we won't send up a satellite and have it bump into something later on in its orbits.

We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite and where the planets will be so the whole thing willnot bog down.

"They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries, and it came to a halt.

The computer stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something wrong with either the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards.

They called in the service department to check it out, and they said, 'What's wrong?'

Well, they found there is a day missing in space in elapsed time. They scratched their heads and tore their hair. There was no answer.

"Finally a Christian man on the team said, 'You know, one time I was in Sunday School, and they talked about the sun standing still.'

While they didn't believe him, they didn't have an answer either, so they said, 'Show us.' "

He got a Bible and went to the book of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with 'common sense.'

There they found the Lord saying to Joshua, 'Fear them not, I have delivered them into thy hand, there shall not a man of them stand before thee.'

"Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy, and if darkness fell, they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still!...That's right...'The sun stood still and the moon stayed and lasted not to go down about a whole day!' (Joshua 10:12-13) .

"The astronauts and scientists said, 'There is the missing day!' They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and found it was close but not close enough.

The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes... not a whole day. "They read the Bible, and there it was 'about approximately) a day.' These little words in the Bible are important, but they were still in trouble because if you cannot account for 40 minutes, you'll still be in trouble 1,000 years from now.

Forty minutes had to be found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits.

"As the Christian employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible where it said the sun went BACKWARDS.

The scientists told him he was out of his mind, but they got out the Book and read these words in 2 Kings that told of the following story:

Hezekiah, on his death bed, was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to die.

Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof.

Isaiah said 'Do you want the sun to go ahead 10 degrees?'

Hezekiah said, 'It is nothing for the sun to go ahead 10 degrees, but let the shadow return backward 10 degrees.'

Isaiah spoke to the Lord, and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees BACKWARD!

"Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes!

Twenty-three hours and 20 minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Second Kings make the missing day in the universe!" Isn't it amazing?

References: Joshua 10:8 and 12,13 and 2 Kings 20:9-11.

Forward this to as many people who you believe would think this is equally as cool. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
 

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AClay47 said:

In the same odd dream, there was also a brief mention of Nebraska cavalry being turned back in Canada. Did a Google search and couldn't find any such action. Oh, well! Maybe, I simply ate one too many baby back ribs?


Nebraska Cavalry
 

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Hehehe, Gunnysmith!

Looks like the Cavalry may have got some of Canada's boys through recruitment! So, maybe it wasn't too off base? Hey, I never knew there was a Nebraska Cavalry, nor even ever wondered about it before! Strange!
 

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If you knew anything about Catherine the Great you would know where the horses come in. Beware of falling horses.
 

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My personal favorite, LET X=X because it's going to anyway.
 
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