Why I refuse to believe in number conspiracies, (e.g. see some of the details discussed in
as well as predictions in films (see the 'A Beautiful Mind' thread.... which has since been deleted)..
I will flatly refuse to believe in the theory that 9/11 was a deliberately planned day with all the flight numbers, e.g. number of days between 9/11
and the Madrid train bombs = 912, many other examples found in this thread:
I find this very idea absurd that terrorist masterminds are sitting behind a desk adding up numbers trying to find a set of numbers that are the same
(flight numbers, number of people travelling, times, dates, days between, etc) for a terrorist attack. Especially after the recent 911 days between
9/11 and Madrid bombings (which later turned out to be, relatively, false) scare which led more and more people to believe in this possibility. The
definition of terror, virtually, means that it is done randomly. After all, what's the point of having attacks done in such a way that they can be
The time and energy required to crunch the numbers until you find a day, time, year, flight numbers, etc, that all matched would be far better off
training people, planning more attacks, sneaking cells into enemy countries, etc.
I strongly believe that this theory is very American ego-centric, (e.g. did we forget about the Baali bombings?) Instead of checking every possibility
to see if any fit each other (especially those that only occur in the Western world) we should perhaps analyze the time between Al
Qaeda-openly-admitted terrorist events.
Just last week a plan to blow up a Man Utd - Liverpool match was foiled by Mi5... We need to consider the failed
attempts as well as
Still, nonetheless, it is one step too far.
A rant while I'm here, a thread recently discussed the prediction of terrorist attacks in 'A Beautiful Mind' which I found equally absurd. After
all, why would a terrorist who, as we have seen, is so dedicated in destroying their enemy, leave chances for them to be found out/predicted, let
alone plant them into a film where they are bound to be found?
Just reading through This
url, for example, Manhattan Island was discovered on Sept. 11,
1609 by Henry Hudson -11 letters.
another clear example of egocentricity is displayed. The Muslim calendar is completely different to the
Anyway, I know I'm going to get slated for this, but this is my opinion and I'm very strongly inclined to keep it, I find the number theory just far
too out there for my liking.
Plus, I'm sure if we looked hard enough, you'd find alot more examples of this... One that comes to mind is the London Fire in 1666. 666 is the
number of the Devil.
[Edited on 4-27-2004 by Valhall]
[Edited on 27-4-2004 by browha]