Rubik’s Cube and the Bible
It occurs to me that today more than ever, people have a special fascination with numbers and their meanings. Somehow this is akin to the current rush of trying to see everything through secret codes, terse formulas and nostrums, as punctual as mathematics itself.
There are many examples. But I would like to highlight two last minute.
Researchers Dan Kunkle and Gene Cooperman from Northeastern University in Boston, spent 18 months and $ 200,000 to show that just 26 moves to solve the famous Rubik’s Cube puzzle are needed, according to The Boston Globe.
Although the Rubik’s Cube many years ceased to be a fashion do, you’re like the Bible, which continue until all secrets are not unravel.
The efforts of researchers in relation to the famous riddle has enabled him down just a step, because until now it was believed that the Rubik’s Cube could not be resolved in less than 27 turns of the wrist.
It sounds like game, but not so much when it comes to finding a giant 43 quintillion combinations of configurations.
Cooperman and Kunkle have shown that from any of those settings to the solution there are only 26 steps.
Numbers of God
From a mystical point of view, says the newspaper, which Cooperman and Kunkle have done is take a new step to reveal the “number of God”, that is, the amount of movement that is supposed God uses to solve this cube.
Almost simultaneously, Max Lucado, a teacher of Christian formulas I say, he endeavored to discover what for him would be the real number of God, that is, the amount of movement that God has in mind to solve the mystery of life.
In his book 3.16: Numbers of Hope, Max Lucado proposes to focus on one tablet three figures to advance the understanding of Scripture, which among Christians is known as “the Bible in miniature.”
Max Lucado proposes the following challenge to his readers: “If you know nothing of the Bible, begins in John 3:16. If you know all about the Bible, go back to John 3:16.
For him, the Bible can also be a kind of mathematical challenge where any of its multiple interpretations should lead to the conclusion that makes the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16, which reads:
For God so he loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
So simple … and complex.
Significantly, the book 3.16: Numbers of Hope will be in bookstores starting next 9/11.