# Nothing Random

## There is Nothing Random About the Universe

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### 23 Responses to Nothing Random

1. joyce macmillan says:

I would like to know if you hold Genesis prayer seminar in London? If so, where, when and how much (if costs apply).
Thanks

2. Dov Rozenzaft says:

Can not figure out the calculation of Pi derived from 1st sentence of Genesis (p.24 @ There is nothing random about the universe). Ps(28 letters) & P(words). Can you explain?

More, and very interesting: 1820 are the exact total number of the Holy name ,יקוק, in Torah. Ring a bell?

Thanks

Dov

3. Scott Edelman says:

In Ch 2 of your book There is Nothing Random About the Universe you state “when we square Phi it is really the same as adding 1 to the number , meaning that 1.61803399 squared is 2.61803399”

Now I am no scientist but any one can see by using a calculator that 1.61803399 x 2 = 3.23606798.

What am I missing?

4. squaring is performed like this: 1.61803399 x 1.61803399 = 2.61803399

5. Denise says:

6. While, I’ve never heard of anything such as you’re describing “Kabbalistic personal numbers and Great Fortune numbers,” you can find the earliest reference to gematria and the letter values in Abraham, the Patriarch’s Sefer Yetzirah, written 3700 years ago. Aryeh Kaplan’s Sefer Yetzirah, published by Weiser does a great job translating and explaining it.

7. There is a fundamental error in your book. On page 10 you asserted that it is unlikely for powers of an irrational number like phi to be close to a whole number. That is false. Indeed, it is quite ridiculous because it is common knowledge that powers of phi approach the Lucas numbers (which are all integers) as the power increases. Look for your self. I have written L(n) to denote the nth Lucas number. The sequence begins as follows:

L(n) = 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, 47, 76, 123, 199, 322, 521, 823 ….

And here are the first 20 powers of phi compared with the Lucas numbers. Note the alternating +/- as the powers approach ever closer to the Lucas numbers:

phi^1 = 1.6180339887 = L(1) + 0.61…
phi^2 = 2.6180339886 = L(2) – 0.38…
phi^3 = 4.2360679771 = L(3) + 0.23…
phi^4 = 6.8541019654 = L(4) – 0.14…
phi^5 = 11.090169942 = L(5) + 0.09…
phi^6 = 17.9442719067 = L(6) – 0.055
phi^7 = 29.0344418475 = L(7) + 0.034…
phi^8 = 46.9787137522 = L(8) – 0.021..
phi^9 = 76.0131555964 = L(9) + 0.013
phi^10 = 122.9918693433 = L(10) – 0.008
phi^11 = 199.0050249312 = L(11) + 0.005…
phi^12 = 321.9968942608 = L(12) – 0.0031..
phi^13 = 521.0019191699 = L(13) + 0.0019…
phi^14 = 842.9988133948 = L(14) – 0.0011…
phi^15 = 1364.0007325065 = L(15) + 0.00073
phi^16 = 2206.9995458073 = L(16) – 0.00045
phi^17 = 3571.0002781616 = L(17) + 0.00027
phi^18 = 5777.9998237226 = L(18) – 0.00017…
phi^19 = 9349.0001014858 = L(19) + 0.00010..
phi^20 = 15126.9999245637 = L(20) – 0.00007..

As you can see, there is nothing special or unexpected about the 18th power.

8. Thanks for pointing that out. Nevertheless, 1st of all they only start meeting our definition (3 decimal places) at Phi^16, L(16), but if you don’t think 5778 is unique (or rare) consider this, phi^18/L(18) or 5778/18 = 321 exactly, an integer. Please try running that through the Phi/L sieve and see how many then qualify, none other through phi^20 to be sure. The point is that the interaction of Phi and Lucas numbers just adds to the beauty of mathematics and the universe’s design and again distinguishes 5778 as a special number.

9. Reuben HaLomed Ben Asher says:

I rea the “There’s Nothing Random” book. Wow! What a work of art. He only problem is mentioning the Christian Messiah–for what? As Jews, we know he wasn’t the messiah n that we cannot even mention his name (don’t mention names of other gods…). Anyway, about ur 666, I don’t think it’s a messianic code. According to Christianity, doesn’t it have to do with some kind of anti Christ? Great book, bu no need to use Christianity or Islam to validate ANY of our beliefs. To the contrary, THEY need to prove themselves, not the other way around.

10. Bill Duzet says:

I started reading “The Divine Calendar” and notice that you state the year for destruction of the first temple as -422 GC. Why is it that most other publications state the date as 586 BC for the destruction of the temple and start of the exile to Babylon.

11. Actually, most credible sources give 3338 HC (which is -422 BCE) as the date for the destruction of the Fist Holy Temple. It’s certain academic sources that give -586 BCE as the date, based on a time-line of their own arbitrary creation. Historically Torah scholars have always used the date 3338 HC.