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Creation Mathematicians Demand Equal Time for Biblical Pi in the Classroom

 

Pi – 3.14159 . . . . is infinitely long.

Has anyone ever seen a number that long.

Pi is irrational.

Let the kids decide for themselves.

Teach the controversy!

This is in the Bible twice. The third time makes it true.
 

We should let the students decide - as long as they only use religion to question math and not math to question religion.

We should let the students decide – as long as they only use religion to question math and not math to question religion.


 

23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.[1]

 

2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.[2]

 

30 divided by 10 = 3. Pi = 3. Only a literal interpretation is acceptable.

3.14 . . . is something like half the Number of the Beast. This is clearly Satan’s work – or half of satan’s work.

Education controversy expert Michelle Bachmann had this to say about promoting the Bible in math classrooms.
 

“I support Biblical Pi,” Bachmann told reporters in New Orleans following her speech to the Republican Leadership Conference. “What I support is putting all math on the table and then letting students decide. I don’t think it’s a good idea for government to come down on one side of math issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.”[3]

 

We can’t have students questioning received wisdom.

If we allow that, the next thing we know, they might be actually measuring the diameter of a circle and comparing that with the circumference and deciding for themselves.

Students need to just memorize and recite information.

Questioning authority is bad, unless the authority is teaching something I don’t like.

Footnotes:

[1] Bible
1 Kings 7:23 – King James Version (KJV)
Passage

[1] Bible
2 Chronicles 4:2 – King James Version (KJV)
Passage

[3] Bachmann: Schools should teach intelligent design
June 17th, 2011
06:52 PM ET
CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby
Article

Here is the original Bachmann quote (the quotes from 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles are real and have not been altered) –

“I support intelligent design,” Bachmann told reporters in New Orleans following her speech to the Republican Leadership Conference. “What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don’t think it’s a good idea for government to come down on one side of scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.”.”

 

Intelligent Design is just the fraud of trying to create a legal loophole to get around the law.

Is Biblical Creationism (Intelligent Design) any less silly than Biblical Pi?

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Comments

  1. I like the title – The Onion meets XKCD.

    And what about i? An imaginary number sounds rather Satanic!

  2. This is fucking stupid.

    • Whoever,

      Do you mean that Creationism is stupid?

      If so, I agree.

      However, you appear to be referring to my use of ridicule on April Fool’s Day.

      The literary quality of your writing is a superb example of Poe’s Law.

      You do not make it clear what you mean by this.

      You also do not make it clear what you mean by stupid.

      You appear to be taking the side of those who claim that their literal interpretation of their holy book is the only possible interpretation.

      I am just pointing out some of the ridiculous nature of claims to literal interpretation.

      Having preachers interpret ancient books, that do not provide any kind of scientific evidence, and contradict real scientists is what deserves ridicule.

      I am just doing my part. 😉

      Just because evolution is hard, or pi, does not mean that willful ignorance is better than reality.

      Perhaps you intended to convey some other wisdom in your statement. You literally failed.

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      • WHAT IS SCIENCE ????

        It is a poor example of a podium for the learned folks, of this world, to try to puff themselves up.

        SCIENCE HAS NEVER CREATED ANYTHING – NOTHING – NEVER !!!!

        Scientists are, only, folks that are very good at remembering facts, figures and proving theories. Once they assemble some of these facts, in their brain, or computer then they say, like “The Little Boy Jack Horner”, in the Corner, finding (discovering) something and then saying “OH WHAT A GOOD BOY AM I”…

        Scientist have never created, oil, water, dirt, light, life, gases, fish or humans. They are, (and using their words), discovering what these things are made of . Discovery according to ……….

        WEBSTERS is: to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time

        WIKIEPEDIA: observing or finding something unknown

        See it very simple, most scientists can discover things, unknown, because they continue to press on, beyond what other scientists, or folks might say about them and/or their idea.

        Interestingly enough when it comes to God, or Creation or Intelligent Design, most scientists stick their heads in the ground with their butts in the air and holler NO NO NO. They scream at the top of their lungs that there is no such thing as Intelligent Design and I have found that out by what facts I have found (discovered). And they continue to rant and rave “I created those facts that I found (discovered)”. Have you ever heard anything dumber espoused by any one or anything!!! One big “DUHH” is definitely due here.

        I have always loved the process of science, as it helps me learn something methodically and orderly. I praise God for Jesus and love it when the Holy Spirit is opening my eyes, my heart and my brain and shows me something that “HE CREATED”.

        • Jim Wirth – Eugene, Oregon,

          You ask what science is; then you give a definition; then you contradict your own definition; then you criticize some people for criticizing the oxymoronic legal loophole of Intelligent Design; and end up by praising science, but only within the limits of your religious bias.

          You do more to ridicule Creationism than I do.

          Thank you.

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