Some time ago there was a display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It featured a checkerboard with one grain of wheat on the first square, two grains on the second square, four on the third, then eight, sixteen, thirty-two, sixty-four, and so on. At the end of the board there were so many grains of wheat on one square theyspilling over into neighboring squares. And here the demonstration stopped. Above the checkerboard display was a question: “At this rate of doubling every square, how much grain would be on the checkerboards by the sixty-fourth square?” To find the answer to this riddle, you punched a button on the console in front of you, and the answer flashed on a little screen above the board: “Enough to cover the entire subcontinent of India 50 feet deep.”24
Falwell, Jonathan (2010-07-19). InnovateChurch (Kindle Locations 2539-2542). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Falwell, Jonathan (2010-07-19). InnovateChurch (Kindle Locations 2537-2539). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.