**#2“HOW MANY GRAINS OF SAND ON
THE EARTH?”**

**Mathematician **Marcus du Sautoy, author of The Number Mysteries (Fourth
Estate), says that sand is rock with a diameter of between 0. 625mm and 0. 2mm.

Assuming a grain of sand is roughly
spherical, the average volume of a grain is 4/3 x pi x r3=0. 00947mm3, where r
is the radius.

So how many grains of sand are there in **a
metre cube box**?

It has 109mm cubes inside (10N is how
mathematicians write a 1 followed by N zeros), and if they are arranged
randomly, about 65% of the box will be sand and the rest air.

So we can estimate that the number of
grains of sand in a metre cube box is 109 x 0. 65/0. 00947, or **roughly 70bn
grains**.

Now, let’s go for an **average of 5% of
the surface of the Earth being covered in sand with a depth of 100m. **

The surface area of the Earth is 4 x pi x
r2 where r is the radius of the Earth, which is 6,378,000 metres.

So the volume of sand comes out at: 2. 5 x
1015m3.

So the rough estimate is that the number of
grains of sand on the Earth is a number with **27 digits **… that is …

**1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000,
000, 000, 000, 000 **

Now lets suppose you could place a **number
on each grain **and had a **lottery for picking the winning grain. **

“And now …. Ladies and Gentlemen … **the
winning number is 973, 251, 684, 342, 701**”

Dear Reader would you be having a bet in
this lottery? HARDLY!

But you’re betting your soul … an eternity
in hell … against the odds of a **DNA strand by evolution with a number of
40,000 digits! **

Methinks only the certified insane would
take these odds … **WHAT SAY YE? **

**“Look Preacher, you’re just
trying to scare me about burning in hell!” **

**“Yes I am … you’re absolutely
correct!” **

**Harley Hitchcock**

**June 2023**

**www.
AustralianBibleMinistries
.com**

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**#1“WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING
THE LOTTERY?”**

**For**** the absolute jackpot of
the Euromillions lottery**** ****140 million**