Alabama changes Pi

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The Communist

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Alabama changes Pi
« on: August 17, 2007, 11:27:05 AM »
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 11:29:08 AM »
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The bill to change the value of pi to exactly three

I stopped reading there. 

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 11:33:05 AM »
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Lawson called into question the usefulness of any number that cannot be calculated exactly, and suggested that never knowing the exact answer could harm students' self-esteem.
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 11:42:36 AM »
It's from 1998...
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 11:43:35 AM »
And it was a hoax.
Where did you educate the biology, in toulet?

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 11:54:14 AM »
And it was a hoax.

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 11:56:16 AM »
Yeah, a little further down the page.
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 12:00:59 PM »
Yeah, a little further down the page.

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 12:04:48 PM »
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Lawson called into question the usefulness of any number that cannot be calculated exactly, and suggested that never knowing the exact answer could harm students' self-esteem.

That's why I said it was hilarious.  It reminds me of that one guy who "discovered" pi was not 3.14159... but some other approximate number.
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 12:34:36 PM »
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Our little "Alabama Legislature mandates pi=3" April Fool's story (NMSR Reports, April 1998, May 1998) is still going strong!
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 01:43:58 PM »
Alabama circle!


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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 03:02:34 PM »
I think this is further proof that the bible is correct in absolutely everything and should be taken literally word for word. In fact I'm going to start a Pi = 3 society right now! It's slogan could be "A Pure Rejection of Ratios."
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007, 09:33:53 PM »
Go fuck a hot branding iron.

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007, 10:01:36 AM »
You guys would argue over a sunrise... oh wait. ::)
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007, 10:42:55 AM »
You guys would argue over a sunrise... oh wait. ::)

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007, 02:17:41 PM »
Is obvious irony still irony?

By the way, here in Alabama we still like pie. Apple, blueberry, lime icebox, pecan...
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2007, 08:56:52 PM »
on't just believe anything.  Believe what seems right.

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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2007, 06:27:46 AM »
All you need to read:
http://www.snopes.com/religion/pi.asp

ZOMG it wasn't real?  Thank you for clearing that up!  ::)
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2007, 08:04:21 AM »
It says all over the damn article that it is an April Fools Day joke. LOL. Snopes is a great site though.
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Re: Alabama changes Pi
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2007, 03:47:20 AM »
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I think that it is the mathematicians that are being irrational
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