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No one can count to a billion, so how is it that we know the stars are billions of light years away?

mthtchr05, Yahoo! Answers - Religion & Spirituality Section 93 Comments [3/30/2008 8:48:34 PM]
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Better than you are

No one can count to a trillion, so how can we know there are trillions of cells in the human body?

3/30/2008 8:53:31 PM

Quantum Mechanic

This population is clearly in need of an extinction event.

3/30/2008 8:54:43 PM


I could, I just don't want to. Severe waist of my time.

3/30/2008 8:57:29 PM


I...I don't know what to say...

3/30/2008 8:58:43 PM


Why do I have a feeling this savant's ability to count ends at ten - possibly twenty if he has no shoes on.

3/30/2008 9:00:41 PM


No one can count to a trillion, so how do we know that the national debt is three trillion?

3/30/2008 9:01:51 PM

Better than you are


Ha ha! You won't answer because you can't answer! Therefore, I am write!!!!1111! Hail teh Creationists!

3/30/2008 9:02:13 PM


Childish reasoning at its finest.

3/30/2008 9:04:49 PM


Firstly, not all of them are billions of light years away. For the nearer stars, it's actually quite simple to do. As for the ones that are billions of light years away, it gets more complicated and more uncertain, particularly since they're hard to spot in their galaxies from here.

Secondly, you can count to a billion, if you have enough time.

3/30/2008 9:06:17 PM

Grand Archblasphemer of York

It's something magical called mathematics...

I'll show you! How long does it take for you to count to 100? 20 seconds? 30 seconds? A half-hour?

Well, I can do it in two seconds.

10 X 10=100

Amazing, isn't it? How far we have come....

3/30/2008 9:12:38 PM


How does s/he function in the real world? Massive idiocy.

3/30/2008 9:13:36 PM

Jake Steel

Computers count very fast.

Edit: almost as fast as John can reply to my post.

3/30/2008 9:20:34 PM


A computer can count to a billion in a fraction of a second.

3/30/2008 9:20:48 PM


I was thinking of the idea that it's impossible to imagine a million of something, so the first clause didn't really bother me, and I was going to answer with something along the lines of "just because you can't get your head around it doesn't mean it's not true".

But no-one can count to a billion? Wow, that's some pretty special stupid right there,

3/30/2008 9:29:58 PM


I'm betting mthtchr05 has his own bus.

3/30/2008 9:43:37 PM

Jack Bauer

The old fashioned way:

10 N = 1 :PRINT N
20 N = N + 1 : PRINT N
30 IF N = 1000000000 THEN 50
40 GOTO 20
50 PRINT "N = 1,000,000,000"
60 END

3/30/2008 9:48:06 PM


Um... You're not very bright are you?

3/30/2008 9:57:41 PM


How can you even HAVE a number like a trillion, if no one can live to count it?

And there was a guinness book of world records entry, where a guy counted to a billion. It took him 32 years, and did permanent damage to his vocal cords.

3/30/2008 10:00:25 PM

Old Viking

Damn it! I was up to 146 when you interrupted.

3/30/2008 10:09:23 PM


Banks do it exceptionally well...particularly when you owe them money.

3/30/2008 10:25:59 PM


@Jack Bauer

Damn, that must BASICally be the worst kind of blasphemy ever perpetrated on this board !!!!!!!!!!!!!

the only correct way is ofcourse

unsigned long long ul;
for ( ul = 0; ul < 1000000000; ) {
std::cout << ++ul << std::endl;
std::cout << ul << "==" << 1000000000 << std::endl;

Now go forth and burn your VIC-20 so it may be cleansed of that foul language you used !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/30/2008 10:38:28 PM


Computers can count to one billion.
Scientific notation makes it easy.
We can use multiplication.

Three answers, there.

3/30/2008 10:38:51 PM


Pythagoras is weeping right now.

Only fundies like mthtchr05 are capable of sticking their heads so far up their asses that they are capable of ignoring more than 2500 years of mathematics.

3/30/2008 10:38:55 PM


Because We Have Computers?!?!?!

And Even Without Computers we can still Add?!?!?


3/30/2008 10:48:36 PM


Yet you typed that on a computer that is doing billions of processes a second.

3/30/2008 11:06:54 PM

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