Penrose Number

eric mccarty
3 min readDec 23, 2022
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Penrose Number:

it’s called the Penrose Number, an equation really, 10¹⁰²³, and its simplicity in appearance belays the impossibility that it represents — these are the odds in which the likelihood of the universe coming into existence in a way that would develop and support life as nearly mathematically impossible. This is the equation of a miracle. Mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose formulated this equation and by all accounts…

eric mccarty

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