Sadly, Hal didn't like the below response to his web page, so that he seemingly completely remodeled it and now there is not even a small hint of numerical features in the Bible and Computer proof that the Bible is from God, ... But Brendan's response is good anyway and remains as true as before.


Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 23:47:32 +1000
From: Brendan McKay 
Organization: Australian National University
Subject: Notes from visitor 6006

Hi there!  I was just passing through your page and I happened to notice
I was visitor number 6006, which you will immediately recognise to be
a multiple of 7!  Struck by this minor miracle, I looked at your amazing
material on Mr (er, sorry, Dr) Panin and thought I'd better check out your 

So, I thought, what better way than to apply the Panin test!?  Here
are three of your sentences:

>If you are an atheist, agnostic or think the bible is other than the
>inspired word of God then I strongly urge you to first read the
>following document from Computers for Christ. It shows startling
>mathematical evidence of the Bible's divine origin. It presents
>evidence that could only be unlocked in our time with the wonders
>of computers.

I gotta admit, I used to be an agnostic.  Shame on me, but finally I
saw the error of my ways and became an atheist.  Yeah, your sentences
are for me alright!

I started to get worried when I found that those three sentences have
altogether 7*25 consonants, of which 7*13 appear in even positions in
a word and 7*12 appear in odd positions.  Not only that, but 7*13
appear in even words of a sentence and 7*12 appear in odd words,
and 7*13 are the even letter of a sentence and 7*12 an odd letter!
Imagine my consternation: 7*6 are the last letter of a word, and
7*2 are in the last word of a sentence!!  I guess it was only to be
expected that 7*8 consonants appear in nouns and 7*4 in verbs..
Oh, the first and last word have 7 consonants between them, right?

I think I mentioned that the last words of the sentences have 7*2
consonants: they have 7 vowels too.  The 7*13 consonants in even
words of sentences: 7*6 are first or last in a word, 7*6 are in
common nouns, and 7*6 are in articles.  The 7*8 consonants in 
nouns: 7*4 are in the first sentence, and 7*2 are in the last words
of sentences.  And,.. but I'm getting tired of consonants, what
about vowels?  The words in even position in the passage have 7*7
of the little beasties, imagine that!

I'm beginning to develop an unearthly sort of respect for you,
because my mate Blue reckons that nobody except you-know-who could
pack so many 7s into only three sentences and the odds of it
happening by chance are, you know, only 1 in 7*7*7*7*... just 
about for ever.  Maybe enough for a couple of googlies and their
friends as well!  But Blue is no slouch, he says: betcha there
aren't any 7s involving numerical values.  English ain' got any,
but our pal Ivan Nikolayovich says place values are cool so let's
use those.

The first and last letters of the words have place value 7*205, of
which the first and last words in sentences contribute 7*7*3
(7*6 from vowels, 7*15 from consonants), those in even words in 
sentences contribute 7*107, those in odd words in sentences contribute
[yikes!] 7*7*7*3 (7*26 from vowels, 7*22 from consonants, 7*37 from
words starting with a vowel, 7*61 from words starting with a
consonant), even length words contribute 7*121, odd length words 
contribute 7*7*12, nouns contribute 7*7*6 (7*13 for proper nouns 
and 7*29 for common nouns), articles contribute 7*20 and so on.
All that just for the first and last letters of words.

The words starting with consonants (you seem to have this thing
about consonants!) have total place value 7*330.  Contributing
to that total we have the last letters of words (7*7*9), the
first sentence (7*180), the second sentence (7*65), the third
sentence (7*85), words ending in a vowel (7*67), words ending in 
a consonant (7*263), even-length words (7*152), odd-length words
(7*178), common nouns (7*80), and proper nouns (7*26).

No reader could by now need to know that the letters having odd 
position in a sentence total 7*7*7*5 in order to know that the
writer of these sentences is no mere human.  My Lord, how can
I serve you?  You want my life savings?  my wife and kids?  just
name it, they are Yours.  

Your adoring servant,

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