Re: A word of appreciation

From: Steve Bishop <>
Date: Sat Sep 25 2004 - 03:22:17 EDT

>From: "bivalve" <>

>Another difficulty is that pi can be generated by relatively simple
>formulas from other sources. For >example, if I remember correctly, the
>probability of a stick of a certain length landing on a crack >when tossed
>onto a regular grid is a function of pi. Similar logic could thus be used
>to conclude >that divination using randomly tossed objects is an
>authoritative source of revelation.

Indeed, you do remember correctly. It's called Buffon's needle; see:



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