Happy birthday, Albert.
you guys notice i posted at 1:59...
i was right on time...
what am i in the military or something!?
In one of Heinlein's future history timelines America gets overtaken by a period referred to later as The Crazy Years, in which people get pretty nutty and bizarre evangelical religions start overwhelming the political system.
Point of this: one of the niftier little things he throws in is the main character reading a newspaper and tracking all of the "crazy years" stories he's seeing increase in frequency (the real crazy is still coming at this point, you see). One of the articles is an AP wire announcing that the Alabama Supreme Court officially ruled today that Pi is equal to exactly 3, under pressure from religious groups who deemed Pi's previous infinite nature to be a slight against God.
I dunno why I'm bothering to mention it, I just always thought that was internal chuckle kind of funny.
today is the best day! i'm so glad this thread exists!
my dog, pi:
my hero reciting 300 places of pi on pi day last year:
AND it's friday
AND the weather is beautiful
AND my professor made a nice math pun today
did he make a pundt cake?
or a pi?
holy shit thats a cute dog.
wait... i just realized i advised you to kill yourself over that guy being your hero...
yet i'm the one who posted this threat at 1:59...
what a tangled web i wove...
Last edited by NiceArthur32; 03-14-2008 at 03:40 PM.
you realize all of these different names on the screen are different people, right?
Congratulations on posting 13 hours and 59 minutes after 3/14 began.
it's a funny notion (I value it as a joke), but in reality I don't think anyone who would rule on changing the value of pi could even understand what it is in the first place.
Besides, "educated" religious folks generally subscribe to the idea of science and religion as nonoverlapping magisteria.
I think it's very cute. Not ha ha funny, but definitely, "Hmm, funny." In particular though, I just want to see judicial overrulings of scientific principles become commonplace. With this Supreme Court bench we could do it.
"Today in a surprising 6 to 3 vote, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Second Law Of Thermodynamics now states that queers can't kiss in public."
Mmm... judicially reduced pi...
so if Pi is equal to 3, that means this post is judicially incorrect...
This thread is symbolism, don't worry about it.
The movie was dumb.
No it wasn't. And cut it some slack even if it were--it's the only good thing Aronofsky's ever gonna make, it looks like.