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Prime numbers do not occur in nature and are only known to intelligent beings.
[10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Riiiiiiight! 2's a prime number you fuckwit!
The Seven Hills of Yungaburra, The Three Sisters. Most birds lay 1, 2 or 3 eggs - all prime numbers.
I can just see any pack of animals holding a caucus meeting because their pack population is suddenly a prime number and they need to sort out who to kick out!
6/30/2006 8:20:46 AM
<<< Most birds lay 1, 2 or 3 eggs - all prime numbers. >>>
1 is generally not considered prime (it doesn't have two, and only two, unique factors).
7/1/2006 12:48:19 AM
I've got two bisquits that says you're full of shit.
7/1/2006 3:14:04 AM
I always thought the definition was only wholly divisible by 1 and itself.
7/1/2006 7:49:16 AM
<<< I always thought the definition was only wholly divisible by 1 and itself. >>>
According to the Wikipedia article on prime numbers, the main reason 1 isn't included is so every number has a unique factorization into primes (if you include 1 as prime, you could add any number of factors of 1 to get a different factorization). Number theory generally divides integers into four classes: zero, units (1 and -1), primes, and composites.
7/2/2006 12:53:29 AM
That's because we made up such concepts.
4/9/2007 12:44:14 AM
Even if this was accurate (or even meaningful), so what?
4/9/2007 2:01:14 AM
Cicadas. 13- and 17-year life cycles. Deliberately selected for. Please die.
2/9/2009 12:40:23 PM
Nothing to do with any religion as maths owe nothing to any
2/9/2009 12:58:03 PM
Well numbers don't actually exist, they're mearly concepts created by mankind in order to make sense of the world (in a very over simplified explaination). So, um...yeah, dunno what my point is really. Or his.
2/9/2009 1:04:22 PM
All numbers occur in nature you idiot.
2/16/2012 4:30:12 PM
Basically, clontzjm is both fucking stupid and fucking ignorant -- and not afraid to hide his light under a bushel.
2/16/2012 5:56:50 PM
People this stupid should be exterminated.
7/2/2012 8:19:24 AM
Generic FSTDT Idiot
Most birds lay 1, 2 or 3 eggs - all prime numbers.
1 is not a prime number, moron. Now go die in a fire.
7/2/2012 12:32:35 PM
number of toes on each foot - 5 prime number
leaves of 3 , let them be , again prime
7/2/2012 12:42:43 PM
My two testicles would beg to differ.
7/3/2012 1:11:28 AM
One of my cats knows when all three of his "pack" members are around. He's much more relaxed and satisfied when we are all together. His sister doesn't care so much, she's more of a loner.
7/3/2012 4:04:42 AM
Why did you make that statement? It is completely devoid of logic.
7/3/2012 4:24:49 AM
6/12/2013 9:20:46 PM
So the three-leaved clover is not natural, then?
6/12/2013 10:03:05 PM
@Generic FSTDT Idiot:
1 is no longer considered a prime number, but was classed as one in most texts until the mid-50s. 2 and 3 are prime numbers. Many FSTDT members are in the 40s, 50s and even 60s or older and were taught that 1 is a prime number.
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