Re: Evolution's Imperative
Gary Collins (etlgycs@etluk.ericsson.se)
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 08:35:31 GMT
> From: Bill Payne <bpayne15@juno.com>
>
> On Tue, 23 Mar 1999 18:09:22 -0700 "Kevin O'Brien"
> <Cuchulaine@worldnet.att.net> writes:
>
> >So I guess that when God says that Solomon had a circular tub built that
> was
> >thirty cubits in circumference and 10 cubits in diameter, the value of
> pi
> >must really be 3 (otherwise the circumference of a 10 cubit-diameter
> circle
> >would have been 31.5 cubits, or the diameter of a 30 cubit-circumference
> >circle would have been 9.5 cubits). How can you possibly question this?
>
> I think if the 10-cubit measurement was an inside diameter and the
> circumference was measured around the outside, and if the wall was ~ an
> inch thick, then the value of pi would work out.
>
I think not - surely if the *inside* diameter were 10, the outside diameter
would then be 10+2x (where x is the thichness of the wall). Then the
circumference would have to be pi*(10+2x) which would be even more in excess
of 30 than if the outside diameter were 10.
/Gary