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Pi in the Bible

#1  Postby aufbahrung » May 20, 2020 11:20 am

If Pi=3 like the Bible says what sort of universe would this be? I'm thinking planets would be spirals of debris and it would be quite interesting.
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Re: Pi in the Bible

#2  Postby campermon » May 20, 2020 11:41 am

aufbahrung wrote:If Pi=3 like the Bible says what sort of universe would this be?


Non-Euchlidean.

Draw a circle on the face of the Earth; measure the circumference and diameter; the ratio is not equal to Pi,

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#3  Postby NineBerry » May 20, 2020 1:57 pm

Pi is 3.
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#4  Postby Ironclad » May 20, 2020 2:12 pm

If the bible is correct then planet earth would look like Pac-Man


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#5  Postby Alan B » May 20, 2020 2:28 pm

Apple Pi for me...
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#6  Postby Svartalf » May 20, 2020 2:34 pm

are you fashionable enough to have it a la mode?
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#7  Postby theropod_V_2.0 » May 20, 2020 3:20 pm

One of my professors at the bible college I attended said, “One can use the bible to make even the most absurd interpretation appear to be valid, and without a great deal of contextual examination these absurdities become popular.” (as best I can remember his words)

Basically he was telling us that if absurd notions are presented to a crowd not willing to apply some diligence and look at the passage quoted themselves such notions become dogma. This, to me, is a big factor in why there are so many sects of all religions. One guy, usually, gets a freaky new spin out of ancient mumblings by picking out a word, or phrase, at the exclusion of all else. He was warning us to not go off the reservation. Looking back on that aspect is now hilarious. However he also dented my thinking, even now. Not as he intended, but he was implicitly telling us not to get a target lock on our thinking, which serves me well.

Cherry picking is the distilled product, and the “ultimate” fruition, of such ‘thinking’. This is why literalism among any faith is usually just a sad joke. Many “holy texts” contain sublime wisdom, and unequaled insights into human nature, but those fundamentalist from just about any faith can be ignorance driven sheep too dim to think, much less critically.

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Re: Pi in the Bible

#8  Postby newolder » May 20, 2020 3:34 pm

The Biπble, Bibπle or something other?
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#9  Postby felltoearth » May 20, 2020 8:05 pm

aufbahrung wrote:If Pi=3 like the Bible says what sort of universe would this be?


A totally different kind of computer simulation?
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#10  Postby z8000783 » May 23, 2020 9:33 am

The Bible doesn't say that π = 3.

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#11  Postby Ironclad » May 23, 2020 10:26 am

What does it say?
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#12  Postby Svartalf » May 23, 2020 10:36 am

z8000783 wrote:The Bible doesn't say that π = 3.

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begging pardon, but in the part about building the Temple, it clearly states that the ratio of diameter to circumference is a solid 3.
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#13  Postby newolder » May 23, 2020 10:43 am

^Then there has to be a typo somewhere.

D/C = 3 - is just wrong - a plane circle has a greater circumference than its diameter by simple inspection.
C/D = π
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#14  Postby z8000783 » May 23, 2020 10:48 am

Svartalf wrote:
z8000783 wrote:The Bible doesn't say that π = 3.

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begging pardon, but in the part about building the Temple, it clearly states that the ratio of diameter to circumference is a solid 3.


Where does it mention that π = 3 or anything about ratios.

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#15  Postby Hermit » May 23, 2020 11:02 am

aufbahrung wrote:If Pi=3 like the Bible says...

Prompted by z8000783's post, I did a bit of googling and concluded that he is right. It doesn't. Note this bit in particular:
...the passage only implies the wrong value for π if you assume (probably unwisely) that the numbers given are accurate to more than two significant figures (i.e., that they equal 10.0 and 30.0, respectively, when rounded to the nearest tenth). Otherwise, there is quite a large range of possible values implied. If the numbers are only accurate to the nearest unit — surely an acceptable assumption — the implied value could be anything from 2.81 (≈29.5/10.499) to 3.21 (≈30.499/9.5), a range that clearly contains the true value of π. (In other words, the measurements can both be correct, and the shape perfectly circular, if the numbers are simply being reported to the nearest unit.)
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Re: Pi in the Bible

#16  Postby laklak » May 23, 2020 2:51 pm

One with four legged insects and bats are birds.
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#17  Postby z8000783 » May 24, 2020 5:38 am

laklak wrote:One with four legged insects and bats are birds.


They categorised flying things as birds. They were not using the modern definitions used in cladistics.

This is not dissimilar to the method used by Linnaeus of categorising species by their appearance and function. This raised many anomalies and nowadays genetics is used as the basis for classification.

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#18  Postby Clive Durdle » May 29, 2020 2:51 pm

I found something written by Wycliffe that makes me wonder if this literal Bible stuff is a modern heresy. Does anyone know when it became popular?
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#19  Postby laklak » May 29, 2020 3:07 pm

Steak and kidney is my favorite savory, and Key lime my favorite sweet. Though chicken and mushroom is pretty good, and so it cherry.

I think I'll make a Key lime this weekend.
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#20  Postby Alan B » May 29, 2020 3:43 pm

1 Kings 7:23.
10 cubits diameter, 30 cubits circumference.

Take that, you atheists!


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