Re: 3.141592653589793238 from the forgotten verses

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 14:33:02 EDT

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    On Wed, 4 Jun 2003 13:05:04 -0400 "bivalve"
    <> writes [in part]:
    > Several other possible explanations arise. One possibility is that
    > you have succumbed to atheistic or pagan mathematical teaching and
    > that pi really is three. As far as I know, no one has seriously
    > promoted this view, though atheists think this would be in keeping
    > with young-earth style literalism.
    There was, many years ago, an offer to the Indiana Legislature which
    would license the state's use of the discovery that the value of pi is 3
    without charge. All others would have to pay to use the copyrighted
    value. I read the original "proof" many years ago. I recall that it was
    so convoluted that the value was apparently both 3 and something else
    that clearly was not transcendental. A bill was introduced and came close
    to passing--probably would have passed had not a professor from Indian U.
    been in town at the time.

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