Are Bible Codes Real?

While studying for a physics degree (way back), I attended a lecture given by one of the physicists concerning the Bible Codes. Intrigued, I decided to test it myself by developing software to find these codes. The software became quite popular as some point as it surfed the popularity of the codes in the media. The software is still available but runs only on Windows (wine might work though)

http://nocurve.com/bdecoder

P.S. After corresponding with mathematicians from both sides of the argument and playing with the codes quite a bit myself, I still have no idea yet how real they are, i.e if the statistical significance is totally beyond chance. I feel the problem is that setting up an objective experiment is not as easy as it seems, partly due to the nature of the search and partly due to (conscious and subconscious) agendas of those conducting the tests.

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