Thursday, September 17, 2015
God created pi. If this perfect being juuuuust had an iota of intelligence and foresight and dictated its value to a hundreddecimal places to those scientifically illiterate minions of his in the desert thousands of years ago and asked them to pass it down the generations then we'd have some preeeeetty strong reason to believe what those crass, superstitious, genocidal, chosen people of his said and wrote. Alas. All we're told is pi = 3, or perhaps 3.1 or 3.14, which even the Greeks and the Chinese were able to derive (using polygonal algorithms) without any gods revealing it to them.