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Old 09-18-2004, 05:42 AM   #1
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Religion, Population, Mathematics and Condoms

Some religions really boast of numbers - really they do. We have this million followers in the world - that they are all useless in inventing, discovering or doing anything that helps the society, humanity, technology or world..is a different story.

Suppose there are just 100 ( or 100x ) people in this world. Suppose I infect only 10 ( or 10x) of them with my religion ( call it Acrobatism ) by hook or crook..say by telling them things they want to hear, false stories..assume i am good in pyscology..and i can do it..or I do it by brute force..or incentive..some money or something like that...

But I give them one advice - reproduce ( well you know what i mean ) a lot and produce a lot of kids. Each couple produce 10...5 of them die - as infants ( NO PROBLEM) ..but 5 survive or something of the sort.

So assuming effectively population rate per year for Acrobatism people is 3% and the rest of 90 (or 90x) is 2%.

1) After howmany years will my followers be more than rest of others ?

2) Now assume the population rate of Acrobatism was 4% & others 2% , in howmany years will people of my religion overtake the combined sum of the rest ?

I can easily find out the answers. Now extrapolate this in the past.

And dont be surprised by the answers

Lets see who is 1st in giving the answers ?

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I think those who "invented" religions were good in Maths. They wanted the world to be like what he wanted them to be.



atleast some of them
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Lets see who is 1st in giving the answers ?
I'm going to guess you will be the first one to give the answers

what will I win should I be right?
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Come on ? I know the answer. I made the question

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what will I win should I be right?

Tour of Amsterdam in 2009 when I visit there. All expenses would be by me

I think Dutch people and population growth dont go together ..so you will be excused if you get it wrong
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I think those who "invented" religions were good in Maths. They wanted the world to be like what he wanted them to be.



atleast some of them
Uh oh! More conspiracy theories!
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this has the potential to be even more dangerous and unpopular than my thread
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But I agree with this guy. Religion is an invention. God is an invention. A microwave is an invention. But Acrobat weren't you saying the opposite in my thread?
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But I agree with this guy. Religion is an invention. God is an invention. A microwave is an invention. But Acrobat weren't you saying the opposite in my thread?
About God - it depends on how to define it. So I dont agree with that part.

And I didnt say the opposite in that thread. Read all my posts again

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You expect me to think on a Saturday??? What kind of heretic are you? And math...I can do it, but do you have any idea how hard I worked finding a college that didn't require me to take a single math class? I even went to religious schools to avoid math!!

Umm...but I agree with your basic precept.
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Hey! Wait a minute...I thought we were supposed to be talking about condoms here!
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