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John Camp camp at bellringers.org
Sat Jun 7 07:43:51 UTC 2014

At 21:18 on 06 June 2014, Mark Davies wrote:

> JEC writes,

>> In what sense is "5040 changes" purer than "5000 changes"?

> It is a mathematical purity, because 5040 = the factorial of the number
> of bells. To ring 5040 changes you must ring every combination of seven
> bells, not every combination minus an arbitrary handful.

Yes - I imagine that there is no-one on this list who isn't aware of 
that.  Bur it isn't an argument; it's a prejudice.

Think of all those people defiling themselves by ringing impure peals
on 8 or more.  Disgusting, I call it.


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