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I'm currently doing a little research on Gematria. Would like to hear some opinions from the scientific community.

Gematria Brief Intro:

In its simplest form, gematria involves assigning a numerical value to each English letter. The numerical values are assigned based on the order of the letters in the English alphabet. For example, the letter A has a value of 1, the letter B has a value of 2, and so on (different cipher used will have different set of values assigned to the letters).

Gematria can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to find hidden meanings in the Bible, For example, the name 'Jesus' has a numerical value of 444, which is the same numerical value of the word 'Messiah.' This suggests that Jesus is connected to Messiah , In general, any words or phrases sharing the same numerical value are considered potentially connected and containing hidden meaning.

You can read more about it here : Gematria Wikipedia |  Gematria History And Its Present Usage

Modern English Gematria Usage:
Example 1: Entering the phrases "Thriller Album," "Grammy Award," "Chimpanzee Bubbles," and "Painkiller" into a Gematria Decoder reveals that they are all connected with "Michael Jackson."

Example 2: In the 2024 Taiwan presidential election, there were three candidates: Lai Ching-te, Hou Yu-ih, and Ko Wen-je. Entering their names into the Gematria Decoder revealed that only Lai Ching-te has a connection with the word "President," and indeed, Lai Ching-te emerged as the winner and became the President of Taiwan.

If these results are pure coincidental, why are there so many relevant matches?

Here are the questions:

1. How do you explain this phenomenon from the perspective of probability and coincidence?

From the perspective of true believers, a single gematria value can be associated with many words and phrases. Making sense of them all involves connecting the relevant words and filtering out those that aren't relevant. This process requires strong intuition, knowledge of the subject of interest and unconventional thinking to establish connections and unveil hidden meanings.

2. How do you explain to true believers that their train of thought on gematria is seriously flawed?

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5 hours ago, user101202 said:

I'm currently doing a little research on Gematria. Would like to hear some opinions from the scientific community.

Gematria Brief Intro:

In its simplest form, gematria involves assigning a numerical value to each English letter. The numerical values are assigned based on the order of the letters in the English alphabet. For example, the letter A has a value of 1, the letter B has a value of 2, and so on (different cipher used will have different set of values assigned to the letters).

Gematria can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to find hidden meanings in the Bible, For example, the name 'Jesus' has a numerical value of 444, which is the same numerical value of the word 'Messiah.' This suggests that Jesus is connected to Messiah , In general, any words or phrases sharing the same numerical value are considered potentially connected and containing hidden meaning.

You can read more about it here : Gematria Wikipedia |  Gematria History And Its Present Usage

Modern English Gematria Usage:
Example 1: Entering the phrases "Thriller Album," "Grammy Award," "Chimpanzee Bubbles," and "Painkiller" into a Gematria Decoder reveals that they are all connected with "Michael Jackson."

Example 2: In the 2024 Taiwan presidential election, there were three candidates: Lai Ching-te, Hou Yu-ih, and Ko Wen-je. Entering their names into the Gematria Decoder revealed that only Lai Ching-te has a connection with the word "President," and indeed, Lai Ching-te emerged as the winner and became the President of Taiwan.

If these results are pure coincidental, why are there so many relevant matches?

Here are the questions:

1. How do you explain this phenomenon from the perspective of probability and coincidence?

From the perspective of true believers, a single gematria value can be associated with many words and phrases. Making sense of them all involves connecting the relevant words and filtering out those that aren't relevant. This process requires strong intuition, knowledge of the subject of interest and unconventional thinking to establish connections and unveil hidden meanings.

2. How do you explain to true believers that their train of thought on gematria is seriously flawed?

I wouldn't say it is a coincidence just under that mathematics of Gematria that certain numerical words have similar numbers. I wouldn't say that makes them related. It's not flawed it's just another way to look at the world, but I would not say it is based in scientific understanding which requires evidence and experimentation.

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