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In the beginning, there was nothing.  Zero (0).

After a very long time, something appeared.  A singularity.  The one (1).

Sometime later, the singularity imagined addition... 0 + 1 = 1.  And addition was good.

Pleased with the concept of addition, number was next conceived: 1 + 1 = 2.  And number was good.

High on the concept of addition, yet another number was imagined: 1 + 2 = 3.   It was a prime conception.

And then numbers spewed forth without end:
  • 2 + 3 = 5
  • 3 + 5 = 8
  • 5 + 8 = 13
  • 8 + 13 = 21 ...


 
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After this infinite sequence was imagined, there was time for rest...

But not long after, a new bold idea emerged: even more numbers were possible!

  • 2 + 2 = 4
  • 2 + 4 = 6
  • 4 + 6 = 10
  • 6 + 10 = 16
  • 10 + 16 = 26 ...

Once this (second) infinite sequence was imagined, it quickly became apparent that even more numbers were possible!

  • 3 + 4 = 7
  • 5 + 6 = 11
  • 9 + 10 = 19
  • 15 + 16 = 31
  • 25 + 26 = 51 ....

And the singularity continued to imagine this, and even more fantastic infinite sequences of numbers!

But...

 
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Unknown to the singularity, a new force was born by the power of number.  A force that could not be tamed with order or logic: true chaos -- the prime numbers!

This new type of number was born of a radically new nature: multiplication.  Or more precisely, its divergent nature to NOT be defined by multiplication.

Obviously, most of the numbers imagined by the singularity (greater than 3) can be also be made by multiplication.  For example, 18 = 6 x 3 = 3 x 2 x 3.

But the new anarchy thrives in secrets... like 17 can not be made by multiplication (at least, not without the "the one").

And so began the chasm between order and chaos...

(Although many prime numbers have been discovered, the complete list is a dark secret.)


© H2Obsession, 2016
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