The number mumblers on ‘2014’

If you resolve one thing this year, resolve to stop buying into to utter nonsense. You will go far, my friend.

What numerologists predict for 2014 | |

If you believe numbers hold special meaning, 2014 will be a year of introspection.

2014 is a “seven year” (To get to seven, add up the digits in 2014, as in 2+0+1+4 = 7).

Seven is the “most sacred and spiritual number,” said numerologist Marcy Heller, based in Del Ray, Fla.

As with psychics and astrologers, numerologists make vague, common sense, or best odds “predictions” and claim hits. It’s worthless.

Seven is the most likely number you will get when you roll a pair of dice. It’s also completely meaningless to add up digits in the year. Needless to say, but I’m going to, numerology is a silly search for perceived meaning. The perception is the only thing that makes a real difference as people are prone to favor some numbers over others. But in the objective sense, WE have created years, days and all the numbering. It’s arbitrary. Don’t worry and go enjoy life.

numerology – The Skeptic’s Dictionary –

Numerology is the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their influence on human life. Since there are no occult meanings to numbers and since numbers by themselves can have no significant influence on anyone’s life, numerology is nothing but superstition masquerading as science or art.

Tip: Joy Harris

  6 comments for “The number mumblers on ‘2014’

  1. January 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    It’s all spherical objects.

  2. January 2, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Surely seven is not the most likely number you get when you roll dice? You have three chances out of 21, which is the same for getting six or eight.

  3. Blargh
    January 2, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    @ Michael Greening
    Oh, but it is. There’s a 6/36 chance of rolling 7 but 5/36 of rolling a 6 or an 8, respectively.

    Think of it this way: roll the first die. No matter what the result of the first die is, the second roll can always produce a 7. If the first die is a 1 however, an 8 becomes impossible since the highest achievable result is now 7. Likewise, if the first die is a 6, a 6 total becomes impossible.

  4. January 2, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    The number 7 can be rolled 6 ways on a pair of dice, more than any other number.

  5. Max
    January 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    And all this time I had believed that Tesla had proven that 3 was the most sacred number.

  6. January 4, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    Thank you for your explanations. I rarely use dice and accept that there was a flaw in my back of an envelope calculations only coming up with 21 dice combinations. Of course numerology is nonsense but many of us have ‘lucky’ numbers. These are reinforced when things go ‘right’ in connection with that number, we conveniently forget the many more times when that is not the case. There is little harm in us deluding ourselves if we realise it is not serious.

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