Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Random pseudo-metaphysical thought-of-the-day:

 If numbers reproduced like biological lifeforms, within a relatively few generations all numbers would be even.

After all, the only way you can get an odd number as a result of a multiplication is if both 'parents' are odd. Presuming that any even numbers exist, natural interbreeding will shortly dispose of all but the most hard-core 'racial purity' odd-ites. Eventually, they'll die out through attrition and inbreeding.

It's a good thing for established mathematics that numbers don't breed.

-Matthew D. Fuller


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