Food for thought: Do numbers mean anything?

Numbers are being tossed around all the time, but what do they really mean, if anything?

9:11 WTC

According to Wikipedia, the Luciferian mass ritual known as the September 11, 2001 terror attacks led 2,996 people to their death — in a single day.

This event changed the World.

pearl harborAgain according to Wikipedia, the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor made 2,403 victims — in a single day.

This event changed the World.


According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2011, most recent year for which data is available, approximately 1.06 million abortions were performed in the United States, the lowest level since 1973.

This amounts to about 2,900 abortions per day.

This is a non-event.

A mathematician apparently once said that a number is a weak creature which, under torture, will say anything you want it to say.

I guess the significance of a number, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder.

Henri T.  RiderInBlack

About Henri Thibodeau

Freelance writer and translator based in Quebec, Canada.
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