Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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Biblical Inerrancy

Ok, here's my new favorite piece of Biblical literalism. (Even better than bats being considered birds, or locusts being four-legged creatures.) Thanks to The Straight Dope, I've been pointed to a Bible verse which clearly states that the value of π is equal to 3.

"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."
    -- 2 Chronicles 4:2


If you subscribe to Biblical inerrancy, this vile teaching that π is an irrational number is explicitly a sin against the Word of God. Much more clearly so than, say, evolution, which unlike the value of π isn't actually mentioned as such in the Bible. Why isn't Fred Phelps picketing the National Institute of Standards and Technology?
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