Re: PI was Cold Fusion Update

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 02:30:35 MDT

Luke Howison wrote:
> 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. :-)

I would think this is good proof that some people have nothing better to
do and no more imagination about spirituality or anything else than to
produce and be overly impressed by this argument. Of course the Bible
is not the literal word of God or any SI either. So what? A bunch of
supposed Christians who mostly have no idea of the bible's history or
origins claim that it is. Again, so what? It says zilch about
spirituality in general or even qualifies one to pass summary judgement
on all "popular Christian lit".

- samantha

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