Jason, String theory predicts that there may be as much as 10^90 Calabi-Yau
compact manifold per cc. Richard


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Stephen Paul King <
> stephe...@provensecure.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Liz,
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>>   Yes! Consider a universe with only 16 objects in it.
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> Our observable universe has less than 10^100 things in it, yet the HTTPS
> connection to my mail server relied on prime numbers of many hundreds of
> digits, far larger than 10^100.
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> If numbers larger than things that can be counted can still have definite
> properties, then I would say 17 is still prime even in a universe with 16,
> (or for that matter 0) things in it.
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> Jason
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