How Many Numbers are Patternless? This Video Gives You the Mind-Bending Answer

Is the universe ruled more by chaos or order? Put another way: does the universe contain more pattern, or more patternlessness? Mathematicians would frame this question even more precisely: How many numbers are totally patternless? This Numberphile video gives you the mind-bending answer in friendly, easy-to-follow terms. Algebraic numbers– those whose pattern we can describe with algebra– are comforting, tame and sensible, but they are far outnumbered by transcendental numbers, whose patterns defy algebra. Nerd out!

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How Many Numbers are Patternless? This Video Gives You the Mind-Bending Answer