Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You Should Be Experiencing Miracles Once A Month

By Esther Inglis-Arkell / Source:

Miracles should happen, according to one mathematician, to everyone. And they should happen at a rate of about once per month. More if you keep your eyes and ears open.

John Edensor Littlewood released, in 1986, a little book of various mathematical ways of looking at the world. A few of the ideas in that book had legs, but the one that's strode well into next century and is still going strong is Littlewood's law. This one crosses math with religion, or at least the appearance of religion, so it's no wonder that it caught on.

Littlewood's law states that what we think of as miracles should happen to everyone about once every thirty-five days. He defined a miracle as an event that has a one in a million chance of happening.

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