Saturday, December 04, 2004

GOD: "Pi is 3, not 3.14!!!"

I really thought this article was great:

http://www.thebentinel.com/041201-alternative-value-for-pi.html

Teachers in Dover, PA, the same teachers who made the move to teach Intelligent Design, have decided that Pi is an integer, specifically 3. It's not 3.1 or 3.14 or any such nonsense. Pi is an integer.

And what justification do they have for it? The Bible. King Solomon could make a circle with 30 units around its circumference and 10 units on its diameter, therefore GOD says PI is 3.

And one of the best quotes, at the very end of the article (emphasis added):
"We firmly believe that God already explained himself adequately, and he doesn't need us to second-guess him," defended Callister,
"Besides, who ever really uses this stuff after school, anyway?

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Theo said...

Some statistics about Dover. These are from the year 2000, but I can't imagine there have been that many changes (at least, not to the distribution).

[ Taken from http://www.city-data.com/city/Dover-Pennsylvania.html ]

*** Population: 1815 ***
Females: 913 (50.3%)
Males: 902 (49.7%)

*** Races: ***
White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
Hispanic: 1.4%
Black: 1.0%
Other race: 0.7%
American Indian: 0.6%
Two or more races: 0.6%

*** For population 25 years and over: ***
High school or higher education: 84.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
Unemployed: 2.9%
Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

*** Industries providing employment: ***
Manufacturing: 26.2%
Educational, Health, and Social Services: 16.8%
Retail Trade: 12.6%

*** Your typical American city? ***