Who Can Name the Bigger Number?

In an old joke, two noblemen vie to name the bigger number. The first, after ruminating for hours, triumphantly announces "Eighty-three!" The second, mightily impressed, replies "You win."

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Hasnain says:

Long, but very good read. For all the SSE folks out there.

"If people fear big numbers, is it any wonder that they fear science as well and turn for solace to the comforting smallness of mysticism?"

Posted on 2011-08-02T19:50:34+0000