Brother Ron Barnes
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A Sign from God or the Devil?


Dear Brother Ron

I just dropped a poker chip (Paulson clay, if that matters) on my desk from a height of nearly 2 feet and, after several bounces, it came to rest standing on its side! Is this a sign from God showing me his dominion over nature to strengthen my faith or is a sign from the Devil, trying to lure me into a life of gambling?

It wasn't "gravity". Gravity is just a theory. Everyone knows that every event in the uni- verse is a little tug of war between Jesus and the Devil.

Chris


Dear Chris

Neither. It is a sign that anything that can happen will happen. I don't know that exact odds of this happening but I'm sure they are astronomical. But even if the odds are a billion to one, you are still left with the one. If enough people drop enough chips, eventually one will do what yours did. It's kind of like the old story that if you put an infinite number of monkeys in front of an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite length of time, they would eventually type all the works of Shakespeare.

By the way, what prompted you to perform this experiment anyway?

Best always
Brother Ron