strappinglad Posted May 8, 2017 Share Posted May 8, 2017 (edited) http://www.meta-calculator.com/online/?panel-102-graph&data-bounds-xMin=-10&data-bounds-xMax=10&data-bounds-yMin=-7.28&data-bounds-yMax=7.28&data-equations-0="82628*x ^ 2 %2B 100000*y ^ 2 %3D 82628 "&data-rand=undefined&data-hideGrid=false Not having any good reason to sleep I started thinking about pi which the bible suggests is 3. I decided to find out just how badly out that calculation would be and with a little help from my calculator worked out that a diameter of 2 and a " circumference " of 6 would create an ellipse with an eccentricity of about .416 or a major axis of 2 and a minor axis of 1.818. I graphed it and thought , hmmm looks pretty circular, not perfect mind you , but close. Now, of course, any duffus can make a good circle with a rope and a peg and doesn't need to know about pi. From a purely visual standpoint, the ellipse as created would be tough to distinguish from a true circle . Edited May 8, 2017 by strappinglad Link to comment

strappinglad Posted May 8, 2017 Author Share Posted May 8, 2017 Another thought came to me . Just how accurate for pi would it have to be to satisfy the critics? Assuming fractions , would 3 and 1/7 be OK or would 3 and 16/113 be needed? What were the Bible writers able to use for notation to show fractions? Maybe if the writers had just said pi was 3 and a bit more. Link to comment

probablyHagoth7 Posted May 9, 2017 Share Posted May 9, 2017 (edited) 4 hours ago, strappinglad said: Another thought came to me . Just how accurate for pi would it have to be to satisfy the critics?... It appears to be considerably more accurate than what you've previously suggested. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/bibleval.htm (From the last portion of the article:)"Solving, we get pi = ^{540}/_{172} = ^{135}/_{43} = 3.1395348837..., or about 3.14. Um... Isn't "3.14" the approximation we all use for pi?...." Cubits and such are based on arm lengths and hand widths..so in their time, the outcome could have been more or less accurate than that, hinging on what they opted for as a standard cubit, etc. Edited May 9, 2017 by probablyHagoth7 2 Link to comment

The Nehor Posted May 10, 2017 Share Posted May 10, 2017 Came here hoping for a divine recipe for pie. Leaving disappointed. 1 Link to comment

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