Unfortunately, I have heard of this for years, and it is a hoax... it is almost exactly like the bible code as far as I am concerned. We are both symbol using and symbol-making animals.
I have a fair amount of experience doing english lit criticism, and if they planned all this out yet did it with such obvious and sometimes silly symbolism after producing a masterful album, the likes of which still has not been met, I simply cannot believe it is true even just for aesthetics' sake.
Either way, all the members of floyd have said this was not done on purpose, that it is not anything to do with them, or the way they composed the music.
It is fun, it is cute, but man this gets around, and there are some real mysteries not unlike this, even involved with the floyd.
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