Joy (cithra) wrote,

for the math geeks

New Scientist has an article about new work on Srinivasa Ramanujan's prime number congruencies that implies they are applicable more broadly than previously thought.

See, part of the problem is that humans naturally see patterns everywhere, even where they don't exist - but there really are patterns everywhere, so the trick becomes sorting out the patterns that are there from the patterns we wish were there.

Fate is merely the congruency between faith and inertia. All prophecies are self-fulfilling to the extent that humans are really really good at clinging to believing what we want to believe.

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