Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> At 12:39 PM 10/16/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >Actually, it was 9. It was in the State of Ohio, where a pi quack tried to get
> >his 'solution' to calculate pi written into law, by offering royalties on the
> >same to the state. The matter was apparently referred to the Committee on
> >and Wetlands, where it died in committee.
> >Mike Lorrey
> Indiana actually passed a law making pi = 3. It was later repealed. Some
> "legislator" who had problems with high school math, supposedly.
> There's a whole site devoted to stupid laws:
> http://www.dumblaws.com/ Worth a few chuckles.
I do know the bible says it should be three, which makes you wonder about the
ability of all those Jewish masons in egypt and jerusalem who built so much
stuff, since we know that the egyptians had pi calculated more accurately than
the greeks did, something like 3 and 9/64ths. Of course, that just goes to show
how the book tends to be vague about things and prefers to leave out the
details... Any idiot who wants legislation based on the bible should be staked
over an anthill, it hurts less.
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