47-l-digest Monday, December 1 1997 Volume 01 : Number 008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 09:24:40 -0800 (PST) Subject: Club 47 Check out Club Passim's home page. They're located at 47 Palmer Street in Harvard Square and hosted almost every big folk musician in the past 40 years (Dylan, Baez, Chapman, Vega, Mahal, etc.). There's even a book about Club 47. Go to: http://www.clubpassim.com/CPHistory.phtml [submitted by] rich47@channel1.com ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 13:30:58 -0800 (PST) Subject: french mystic 47 [this one is perfectly mystical. our first international submission as far as i know.] 47 is a mystic number... Eye with the which you can see JAH is the same with which JAH can see you...(M.Eckhart) and 47 may be one of these eyes... [submitted by] DJronimo. (Pierre LOUIS) ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 10:58:07 -0800 (PST) Subject: apollo 47 In reference to a recent space walk by MIR Space Station astronauts: "Controllers stopped the clock at 9:36 a.m. Moscow time (0636 GMT) to mark the end of the six-hour spacewalk, which lasted 47 minutes longer than originally planned." [submitted by] Jeff Ross ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 15:43:50 -0800 (PST) Subject: visa, labor, dave, er 47 It was recently announced that unemployment in the United States is at a twenty-four-year low: 4.7% Last night (11/6) on ER, one of the doctors mentioned a problem with the person in Apartment 4G... And, as we know, G is the 7th letter. Dave Barry has been throwing more 47s into his articles. In the article "Getting Physical", he mentions the "147 Major Warning signs of Heart Truoble" and, in "Blimey! Frognal Cockfosters!", he writes: "We'd buy three slices for what we later realized was $247.50..." [Submitted by] E. F. [and] new visa bankcard commercial (one of the ones where point out how hard it is to write a check because you always need ID) with vignettes of "past lives" of two friends begins in 47 BC. [submitted by] mike lazorchak ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 15:44:24 -0800 (PST) Subject: bender 47 Yesterday I had a minor fender-bender. The other driver is 47 years old. Not a good thing to have happen but at least something about it made me smile.... [submitted by] Bob ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 17:40:58 -0800 (PST) Subject: 47: the proof [A big day for interconnectivity. Read on. The truth is down there.] PREFACE: #1 The following is being sent to the Synergetics mailing list and to The 47 Society so each recipient should excuse extensive mention to their own specialty. It refers to the following links: http://www.delta-9.com/net47/47society/ http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/synhome.html http://www.wired.com/news/news/technology/story/6689.html http://www.servtech.com/public/rwgray/synergetics/synergetics.html - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- PREFACE: #2 "The 47 Society is an international interest-group that follows the occurence and recurrence of the quintessential random number: 47." "Synergetics" is a work by the quintessential thinker, R. Buckminster Fuller. From Wired News: "Pronounced the "Leonardo da Vinci of our time" by Marshall McLuhan, Fuller invented everything from the geodesic dome to a device that cleaned without soap. While his influence spanned generations and transcended disciplines, the crowning achievement and foundation of all his work was Synergetics, in which he described and cataloged the coordinate system of "Universe," with the four-sided tetrahedron as the basic unit of all matter." - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- REASON FOR THIS EMAIL: I've been doing some research into numbers and therefore was more keen to notice a number-related item on a TV show, "The Internet Cafe". They mentioned the abnormal amount of occurences of the number 47 on "Star Trek" and explained that it is a result of one of the writers being from Pomona College, where, in 1964, some students noticed that 47 came up alot more than other numbers. At around the same time, a "Dr. Bentley had developed a proof that any number is equal to any other number. [The students to which I referred] had been talking to him about their discovery of 47, and hence, as a corollary, they were able to show that all numbers are equal to 47." I remembered seeing something about 47 in "Synergetics". The following quotes attempt to tie this together. - 1238.51 is the actual reference. - 1238.20-21 explains what leads up to the thinking about 47. - 1230.30-33 explains the origin of Scheherazade Numbers. The reason I included this was for background and also because of the mention of Mesopotamian mathematicians. Didn't they have some fascination with 47 also? To sum up, basically I just thought the connection between Fuller's thinking of 47 being "the cosmic random element" and The 47 Society's thinking that "Many suspect that the coincidental nature of 47 carries some mystical, metaphysical and/or scientific significance." was pretty neat. I just wanted to point out to The 47 Society this other place where 47 shows up and to the Synergetics followers that there may be something even more intrinsically important about Fuller's line of thinking regarding numerology and geometry and space than has been previously supposed. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1238.51 Scheherazade Numbers: 47: The first prime number beyond the trigonometric limit is 47. The number 47 may be a flying increment to fill allspace, to fill out the eight triangular facets of the non-allspace-filling vector equilibrium to form the allspace- filling first nuclear cube. If 47 as a factor produces a Scheherazade Number with mirrors, it may account not only for all the specks of dust in the Universe but for all the changes of cosmic restlessness, accounting the convergent-divergent next event, which unbalances the even and rational whole numbers. If 47 as a factor does not produce a Scheherazade Number with mirrors, it may explain that there can be no recurring limit symmetries. It may be that 47 is the cosmic random element, the agent of infinite change. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1238.20 Trigonometric Limit: First 14 Primes: The Fourteen-illion Scheherazade Number accommodates all the omnirational calculations of the trigonometric function tables whose largest prime number is 43 and whose highest common variable multiple is 45 degrees, which is one-eighth of unity in a Universe whose polyhedral systems consist always of a minimum of four positive and four negative quadranted hemispheres.=20 1238.21 45 degrees is the zero limit of covarying asymmetry because the right triangle's 90-degree corner is always complemented by two corners always together totalling 90 degrees. The smallest of the covarying, 90-degree complementaries reaches its maximum limit when both complementaries are 45 degrees. Accepting the concept that one is not a prime number, we have 14 primes__2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43__which primacy will accommodate all the 14 unique structural faceting of all the crystallography, all the biological cell structuring, and all bubble agglomerating: the 14 facets being the polar facets of the seven and only seven axes of symmetry of Universe, which are the 3-, 4-, 6-, 12-great circles of the vector equilibrium and the 6-, 10-, 15-great circles of the icosahedron.=20 - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1230.30 Origin of Scheherazade Myth: I think the Arabian priest- mathematicians and their Indian Ocean navigator ancestors knew that the binomial effect of 1,001 upon the first four prime numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5 did indeed provide comprehensive dividend accommodation of all the permutative possibilities of all the ''story-telling-taling- tallying," or computational systems of the octave system of integers. 1230.31 The function of the grand vizier to the ruler was that of mathematical wizard, the wiz of wiz-dom; and the wiz-ard kept secret to himself the mathematical navigational ability to go to faraway strange places where he alone knew there existed physical resources different from any of those occurring ''at home," then voyaging to places that only the navigator-priest knew how to reach, he was able to bring back guaranteed strange objects that were exhibited by the ruler to his people as miracles obviously producible only by the ruler who secretly and carefully guarded his vizier's miraculous power of wiz-dom. 1230.32 To guarantee their own security and advantage, the Mesopotamian mathematicians, who were the overland-and-overseas navigator-priests, deliberately hid their knowledge, their mathematical tools and operational principles such as the mathematical significance of 7 =D7 11 =D7 13 =3D 1,001 from both their rulers and the people. They used psychology as well as outright lies, combining the bad-luck myth of the three prime integers with the mysterious inclusiveness of the Thousand and One Nights. The priests warned that bad luck would befall anyone caught using 7s, 11s, or 13s. 1230.33 Some calculation could only be done by the abacus or by positioning numbers. With almost no one other than the high priests able to do any calculation, there was not much chance that anyone would discover that the product of 7, 11, and 13 is 001, but "just in case," they developed the diverting myth of Scheherazade and her postponement of execution by her Thousand and One Nights. [submitted by] Terrence L. Domjan questor@fast.net ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 12:48:25 -0800 (PST) Subject: toto cheer 47 >I've been doing some research into numbers and therefore was more >keen to notice a number-related item on a TV show, "The Internet Cafe". It's a good day for connections, indeed. That was me on Internet Cafe last week, talking about my site and the number 47 in the Trek universe and beyond. I forgot to mention it to the list, however. Should it ever be rerun, it's episode number 144, "TV Shows Online." Check local listings! Ob47: There's a new ad out for Cheer (I think) that prominently shows a kid wearing jersey number 47 getting stains on said jersey. There are a couple of other kids with other jerseys but #47 gets quite a bit of attention. [submitted by] Michaela http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~schlock/the47s.html [and] In the British film "The Kitchen Toto" the license plate on a policeman's jeep is 4753... There is, of course, the 47 at the beginning, and second half, the 53, equals 100 minus 47! [Submitted by] E. F. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:14:18 -0800 (PST) Subject: week 47! [Welcome to the 47th week of the year] I heard today on NPR that the police superintedant of Chicago either resigned or was fired for breaking the seldom-enforced rule 47. The rule says no cop of any rank is allowed to associate in any way with anyone who has ever been convicted of any crime or any misdemeanor. Apparently police superintendant Mike Rodriguez has a friend who was once convicted of a felony. [submitted by] Christian & Sarah Schumann-Curtis [and] >From the Official Packers Website: "For the first time in 47 years, Green Bay Packers fans can own a stake in the reigning World Champions..." And there is a Stone Age communal grave near Stonehenge, in which anthropologists have found the remains of 47 individuals! [Submitted by] E. F. [and] Just a couple of 47s I noticed recently. One, on a MUD I play on I recently noticed that my character has 147 million experience points. Second, I tried to load up a web page just now and got an error that said the problem was on line 47. There may have been others lately, but I can't remember. [submitted by] James Marshall ------------------------------ Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 12:34:03 -0800 (PST) Subject: [none] Thought you might be interested in the message I found in my mailbox from the postmaster this morning: "Your message,...has not yet been delivered... Delivery attempts will continue and no action on your part is required. If the message cannot be delivered in the next 47 hours it will be returned to you." Also, I'm loading a web page that seems to be stuck at 47% done. I'm writing this message to pass the time while I'm waiting... [submitted by] Nova ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:19:53 -0800 (PST) Subject: more 47s for your life "Newsradio" this week concluded with a shot of Dave and Lisa parting ways on the sidewalk beneath a canopy bearing a giant 47. A Salon Selectives commercial displays numbers and letters coming together in computer-animated splendor to form the perfect combination for "your hair". The last two numbers to come to the center of the screen are 4 and 7. Every time I walk by a television in the bookstore that is running a documentary about the history of Big Game (Stanford vs. Cal), it spouts something about the ball being on the 47-yard line... [submitted by] Michaela http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~schlock/the47s.html ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:15:47 -0800 (PST) Subject: alphabetical 47 You've all probably noticed that, of four alphabets currently in use in Japan, two of the three that aren't Roman(ours) have 47 characters each. The other one (the Chinese alphabet) has over 2000 (maybe 2047?). But did you hear on the news of late that Saddam Hussein is once again raising a ruckus for not allowing the newly-admitted U.N. safety inspectors acces to 63 sites in Iraq. Among them, of course: the 47 presidential compounds....... [submitted by] David Low ------------------------------ End of 47-l-digest V1 #8 ************************

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