Everything is numbers

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Believing that everything can be described by numbers is one thing, but using that as a basis to believe that everything is numbers sounds pretty preposterous to me.

In a previous life I might have been an avid follower of Pythagoras, but I would have gone my separate way if they insisted I take the extreme view above.

Imagine their shock (and my glee) upon discovering that pi cannot be described using a fraction made of natural numbers.

Boy were they a long ways from irrational and transcendental numbers.

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