Hello Atheist Republic:
I should begin my year long “hiatus” with an apology.
I have been in the grips of a psychotic battle which prompted my ongoing assertion on this forum that God exists and/or anyone who hears a voice of any kind in their head is unaware of a supernatural being in their thoughts.
That was a artifact of mental illness and I apologize for the meandering topics and threads which I have started or derailed in the past.
I would like to say that I have recently dealt with some early adolescent issues dealing with bodily dismorphia and have serendipitously managed to distance my self from my auditory hallucinations.
As the famous saying goes, “If you talk to God, you’re not necessarily crazy. If He talks to you, then you should see a doctor. There are pills for that.”
In a sense, I have returned to my adolescent/young adulthood days where I felt comfortable claiming ownership of my thoughts - did not feel as if there was something external to me inserting thoughts into my mind.
It is funny, but when you have finally silenced the voices it is almost as if they were never there. It is very easy to forget how tenacious and invasive they were during a time.
On the same note, I do not have an answer for what they were at the time. I can say my presence here will be much less contentious than before and I look forward to being on this forum purely because of the quality of intellect one finds among groups of atheists.
Speaking of intellectual endeavours. A long time ago I posted about a formula for the nth prime involving “e” to a certain power. I have concluded that initial endeavour successfully. As it turns out, my spark of insight was not for an exact formula determining the nth prime but rather an approximation.
The famous nth prime approximation is, quite simply:
p ~ n ln(n)
sigma(p) ~ 1/2 n^2 log (n)
For the geometric series summation of consecutive prime numbers.
I have approximated both in quite a few ways. For anyone interested, I can send you a link to my written work.
I would appreciate any feedback. I know there are certain holes in my approximations. But I am also proud of the work I have done.
To anyone I have offended here in the past (Sheldon; David) please accept my apologies.
The voices have fucked off and I have also turned forty years old. That “prime” number of years in life where you finally learn not to give a shit about what other people have to say whilst maintaining a certain level of sociability.