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Subject: Re: Thoughts on Tibet, ETC...
From: jms@vanth.UUCP (Jim Shaffer)
Date: 1991-04-17, 09:36
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Apr15.140530.12360@pbs.org> mpax@pbs.org (Cool Bean) writes:
> >Some of your postings remind me of a story I once read called, "The Nine
> >Million (or was it Billion) Names of God", by Arthur C. Clark.  It was
> >about these monks in Tibet who hire a computer company to find these
> >names of God using some ancient alphabet.  Anyway, when the computer
> >ran the last name, the world ended.  "One by one the stars went out."

How about that stupid game with the stack of disks, where you have to move
the stack onto the next peg but you can't move a larger disk onto a smaller
one, etc.  There's a story that somewhere there is a group of monks playing
the game with 64 disks, and the world will end when they finish it.

> >Could BOB be a name for God?

Well, there's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs...

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