Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 09:36:12 -0400

From: Alex Bogomolny

Dear Tegan:

I think your discussion is somewhat misplaced. Your dad has first to define what numbers, in his view, occur in nature. Will he accept counting numbers, 1,2,3,... as natural? If so, when the nature counts, does it skip prime numbers? Think of it. There is no basis for your discussion.

You, of course, may ask if there are natural phenomena in which prime numbers play a more prominent role than would be otherwise warranted due to their being members of the counting numbers set.

Their are 2 sexes. Their is plenty of primes in the Fibonacci sequence which is ubiquitous in nature. The world is 3 dimensional. We have 5 fingers. 7 days week is quite natural because Lunar calendar is compatible with 4 week months.

Best regards,

Alexander Bogomolny