John K Clark wrote:
>according to the Bible Pi is exactly equal to 3.
>In 1 Kings chapter 23 and again in 2 Chronicles chapter 4 it says.
> "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."
You would think this would be good proof that the Bible is not the holy Word
of The One True God, but Christian literature I've read (don't ask) squirms
out of this one by muttering things about thick rims. As far as I could
make out, if the 'brim to brim' was measured to the the outside of a very
thick bowl, and the 'line of thirty cubits' was measred around the _inside_
of the bowl, it works out. Absolute crap, as I have come to expect from
popular Christian lit. :-)
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