[LMB] Milkweed and mutations

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Oct 14 04:32:08 BST 2019


On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 09:03:00PM -0400, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
> > On Oct 13, 2019, at 9:38 AM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Yeah, it's usually said to be a large prime number so as to throw off
> > any predators trying to synchronize with the bumper crop of cicadas.
> 
> 17 is a very small prime number. There is no largest prime number.

It's a very large number in the context of lifecycles, which is what we
were talking about.

-xx- Damien X-)


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