Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Exponential Theory of History - May 7

There doesn't appear to be much going on today so I'll give you a riddle. Naturally it's a trick question so pay careful attention.

Suppose you had a bacterium that doubled it's population every minute. This is in a lab of course, so no predators or external factors (such as the outside environment) are present. You began your experiment at 1100 hrs. The test tube which contained the bacterium was full at 1200 hrs. The question? When was the test-tube half full (or half empty if you happen to be a pessimist)? Careful, this is a trick question. If you answered 1130, you are wholly incorrect. The right answer? The test-tube is at half capacity at 1159 hrs! Remember I said that the bacterium doubles every minute? See my chart below:

1156: 0.0625 (1/16ths) full
1157: 0.125 (1/8th) full
1158: 0.25 (quarter) full
1159: 0.5 (half) full
1200: 1 full test-tube
1201: 2 filled tubes
1202: 4 filled tubes
1203: 8 filled tubes
1204: 16 filled tubes
and...
1300: 2^60 filled tubes!
See, isn't math fun?

Jesus said that when you see things moving rapidly, you will know that the time of the end is at hand. Those mockers who say, "Why the test tube is only a quarter full! We have all the time in the world!". But as you can see by the chart above, there is only two minutes left before the test tube is filled to the brim. I think that we are THAT CLOSE to the time when Jesus comes for His bride, the church. Friend, there is precious time left. Will you be Rapture Ready?

Three stories from the CBC:

1) Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: Iraqis cheer as British chopper comes crashing down. Damn you, gravity! Clearly, these people are misunderstanding their 'religion of peace'.

2) Dear PM Ehud Olmert. Stop dividing God's land. While you're at it, stop evicting Jewish settlers from their homes. Like right now would be good.

3) I thought this was a cool story. Hey, don't take my word for it. Read and understand, grasshopper!

There is some controversy as General Michael Hayden has been tapped on the shoulder by Bush to head the CIA after Porter Goss' abrupt departure.

Lastly from Q107's website is a fun football game. Flash is req'd. I personally got as far as level six. Harder than it looks.

The Man in Black

1 comment:

Warrior Woman said...

I just love the way you balance the serious issues with a bit of humor. Your efforts are appreciated -- Warrior Woman