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# Noah's flood real

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#2764 Mar 9, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Wrong
The number you did not include are the same about of numbers I left off.
Once again showing you don't understand the concept of a decimal expansion. Yes, 3.1416 is a much closer approximation of pi than 3 is. Both are approximations. neither is equal to pi. You don't measure the distance between numbers based on the number of decimal places in their expansion.
Kipling

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#2765 Mar 9, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>What about the flood on Mars?

Why did that end?
When the water left the planet and fell like rain on it's neighbor planet for 40 days and 40 nights.

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#2766 Mar 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Once again showing you don't understand the concept of a decimal expansion. Yes, 3.1416 is a much closer approximation of pi than 3 is. Both are approximations. neither is equal to pi. You don't measure the distance between numbers based on the number of decimal places in their expansion.
Mathematically speaking sense neither is PI and both have the same number of digits short of PI one is not closer then the other if you use the finish line approach to the problem. No matter how many digits are listed the two cars are side by side and the finish line along way out in front of both.

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#2767 Mar 9, 2013
Kipling wrote:
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Mathematically speaking sense neither is PI and both have the same number of digits short of PI one is not closer then the other if you use the finish line approach to the problem. No matter how many digits are listed the two cars are side by side and the finish line along way out in front of both.
Irrelevant. Pi is a number between 3 and 4. It is also between 3.1 and 3.2. It is also between 3.14 and 3.15. It is also between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927.

So, 3.1415926 is a much better approximation of pi than, say, 3 is. More precisely, 3 is off by about 5% and 3.1415926 is off by about .000002%.

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#2768 Mar 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Irrelevant. Pi is a number between 3 and 4. It is also between 3.1 and 3.2. It is also between 3.14 and 3.15. It is also between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927.

So, 3.1415926 is a much better approximation of pi than, say, 3 is. More precisely, 3 is off by about 5% and 3.1415926 is off by about .000002%.
PI is a number between 2.9 and 3.2.
Kipling

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#2769 Mar 9, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Irrelevant. Pi is a number between 3 and 4. It is also between 3.1 and 3.2. It is also between 3.14 and 3.15. It is also between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927.

So, 3.1415926 is a much better approximation of pi than, say, 3 is. More precisely, 3 is off by about 5% and 3.1415926 is off by about .000002%.
"3.1415926 is a much better"

Out of billions and billions of digits you really think this is more like Pi?

Fool.

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#2770 Mar 9, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>What about the flood on Mars?

Why did that end?
What flood on mars?
How old are you?
No living human has ever seen a flood
On Mars.

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#2771 Mar 9, 2013
This is what you're 5th screen name?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0308/Hu...
Kipling wrote:
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What flood on mars?
How old are you?
No living human has ever seen a flood
On Mars.

Richardfs

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Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#2772 Mar 9, 2013
Kipling wrote:
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What flood on mars?
How old are you?
No living human has ever seen a flood
On Mars.
2%

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#2773 Mar 9, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>This is what you're 5th screen name?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0308/Hu...
So there is flooding going on, "still" on Mar? Or you're making this SH!t up?

Richardfs

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Since: Mar 12

In the beginning e=mc^2

#2774 Mar 9, 2013
[QUOTE who="2%"]<quoted text>
So there is flooding going on, "still" on Mar? Or you're making this SH!t up?
[/QUOTE]

Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts.

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#2776 Mar 9, 2013
Kipling wrote:
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"3.1415926 is a much better"
Out of billions and billions of digits you really think this is more like Pi?
Fool.
Yes, I think that 3.1415926 is a closer approximation to pi than 3 is. In fact, the error when you approximate pi by 3.1415926 is less than .00000006 and the error when you approximate by 3 is *more* than .14. And, in case you have trouble with this concept,.00000006 is smaller than .14. So, yes, 3.1415926 is closer to pi than 3 is.

Fool.

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#2777 Mar 9, 2013
Kipling wrote:
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PI is a number between 2.9 and 3.2.
While true, this is a pretty broad range. Pi is also a number between 3.1 and 3.2. And between 3.141592635389793 and 3.141592653589794. Either one of the last two differs from pi by less than .000000000000001.

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#2778 Mar 10, 2013
Kipling wrote:
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What flood on mars?
How old are you?
No living human has ever seen a flood
On Mars.
No living human has ever seen a flood as described in the Bible but that doesn't stop many of them asserting that it really happened.

Neither does it stop them pointing to a geological feature like the Grand Canyon and claiming it is evidence of the same flood.

I guess you don't do that.

Good for you.

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#2779 Mar 10, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts.
Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts and the screen name too.

:)
Lincoln

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#2780 Mar 10, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts and the screen name too.
:)
"Godbot" comments do no credit to the intelligence of atheists but may reveal the tone of the poster ?
Lincoln

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#2781 Mar 10, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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No living human has ever seen a flood as described in the Bible but that doesn't stop many of them asserting that it really happened.
Neither does it stop them pointing to a geological feature like the Grand Canyon and claiming it is evidence of the same flood.
I guess you don't do that.
Good for you.
"No living human has ever seen a flood as described in the Bible..."

Now there
is an earth
shaking
comment :-)

Discover this on your own, die we?

Keep posting!

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#2782 Mar 10, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts and the screen name too.
:)
Lol

You're spot on; that's exactly what they do.

Their arguments are so weak they lack the fortitude to stand their ground - which explains why the vast majority of them are unregistered and posting under a variety of different names.
2%

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#2783 Mar 10, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>Irrelevant. Pi is a number between 3 and 4. It is also between 3.1 and 3.2. It is also between 3.14 and 3.15. It is also between 3.1415926 and 3.1415927.

So, 3.1415926 is a much better approximation of pi than, say, 3 is. More precisely, 3 is off by about 5% and 3.1415926 is off by about .000002%.
Ahhh the Pi thing.

" Once in Indiana. Although the attempt to legislate pi was ultimately unsuccessful, it did come pretty close. In 1897 Representative T.I. Record of Posen county introduced House Bill #246 in the Indiana House of Representatives. The bill, based on the work of a physician and amateur mathematician named Edward J. Goodwin (Edwin in some accounts), suggests not one but three numbers for pi, among them 3.2, as we shall see. The punishment for unbelievers I have not been able to learn, but I place no credence in the rumor that you had to spend the rest of your natural life in Indiana.

Just as people today have a hard time accepting the idea that the speed of light is the speed limit of the universe, Goodwin and Record apparently couldn't handle the fact that pi was not a rational number. "Since the rule in present use [presumably pi equals 3.14159...] fails to work ..., it should be discarded as wholly wanting and misleading in the practical applications," the bill declared. Instead, mathematically inclined Hoosiers could take their pick among the following formulae:

(1) The ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference is 5/4 to 4. In other words, pi equals 16/5 or 3.2

(2) The area of a circle equals the area of a square whose side is 1/4 the circumference of the circle. Working this out algebraically, we see that pi must be equal to 4.

(3) The ratio of the length of a 90 degree arc to the length of a segment connecting the arc's two endpoints is 8 to 7. This gives us pi equal to the square root of 2 x 16/7, or about 3.23.

There may have been other values for pi as well; the bill was so confusingly written that it's impossible to tell exactly what Goodwin was getting at. Mathematician David Singmaster says he found six different values in the bill, plus three more in Goodwin's other writings and comments, for a total of nine.

Lord knows how all this was supposedly to clarify pi or anything else, but as we shall see, they do things a little differently in Indiana. Bill #246 was initially sent to the Committee on Swamp Lands. The committee deliberated gravely on the question, decided it was not the appropriate body to consider such a measure and turned it over to the Committee on Education. The latter committee gave the bill a "pass" recommendation and sent it on to the full House, which approved it unanimously, 67 to 0.

In the state Senate, the bill was referred to the Committee on Temperance.(One begins to suspect it was silly season in the Indiana legislature at the time.) It passed first reading, but that's as far as it got. According to The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, the bill "was held up before a second reading due to the intervention of C.A. Waldo, a professor of mathematics [at Purdue] who happened to be passing through." Waldo, describing the experience later, wrote, "A member [of the legislature] then showed the writer [i.e., Waldo] a copy of the bill just passed and asked him if he would like an introduction to the learned doctor, its author. He declined the courtesy with thanks, remarking that he was acquainted with as many crazy people as he cared to know."

You're fool for arguing what Pi is
The number used for Pi can be any
Number on the Pi chart.
2%

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#2784 Mar 10, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
[QUOTE who="2%"]<quoted text>
So there is flooding going on, "still" on Mar? Or you're making this SH!t up?
"

Godbot ploy 999, shift the goal posts.
Why?

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