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God and the Number “i”

08 May

Somebody, some time ago, used the imaginary mathematical constant i as proof that the existence of God is possible and can be understood in human terms.

The square of the imaginary unit 'i' is equal to negative-one.

The number i, for those who don’t know, is an imaginary, impossible number. It is mathematically defined as the square root of –1 (actually it’s defined as i² = –1, which is the proper way). We all know that negative numbers don’t have square roots. Just as we are unable to divide by zero, we are unable to determine the square root of a negative number. Read the rest of this entry »