Republicans Introduce Legislation Redefining Pi as Exactly 3Really? I'm still holding out to find out that this is actually a joke and that we are all being duped. I'm glad I already own a bike and a car, because I'm pretty sure circles might become a thing of the past.
On the other hand, I think we ought to be able to make laws for things when they are too hard or if we just don't like them. Like for instance, boiling water is pretty hot, so maybe we should make a law that water only boils at 190 degrees instead of 212 degrees.
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|Scott - 6225 Posts|
|Turns out, it might be a joke, which I suspected when I first saw the story. Apparently it went viral in a hurry.|
|Alex - 3618 Posts|
If you want something to worry about, try this: GE paid no taxes on 2010 profits
|Alex screwed with this at 03/25/2011 9:45:24 pm|
|Matt - 3355 Posts|
Really Scott? It was a fairly obvious piece of satire, and not a very good one at that (unless his goal was to show how gullible Democrats can be when it comes to Republicans, in which case, well done). Maybe you didn't read carefully enough to the end:
"New York City Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) responded to Roby's legislation with a massive brain aneurysm. Democrats are hopeful to retain his New York City seat in an April special election."
Not to mention that, as the author has since added in a note, it's not even an original idea.
|Jeremy - 8953 Posts|
To be fair to Scott, this would be one of the least stupid things out of a congress lately*, and a state congresses, had tried "simplifying" pi before, though that was over 100 years ago. There are also lots of people that claim the Bible defines pi as 3. (Which it does, but only if you take the strictest most unforgiving reading.)
*For example, two states had laws in the works which could make it so family (SD), or anyone (NE), could "defend a fetus" by murdering the doctor about to perform the abortion, which, regardless of how you feel about it, is a legal act in the United States.
|Jeremy perfected this at 03/26/2011 11:33:13 am|