Sorry for confusion, somehow an incomplete draft got posted instead of the final version. Here is an updated post.
A co-worker introduced me to the book “The Simpsoms and Their Mathematical Secrets”. A fantastic read, I learned about so many new things–like House Bill No 246 which defined a NEW MATHEMETICAL TRUTH. The ratio between a diameter of a circle and it’s circumfrence is 4/5 / 4. In other words PI = 3.2. Furthermore this illustrius fact was offered to the state of Illinois free of charge although other states would need to pay royalties for using 3.2 as a value for PI. This bill is still sitting in the Illinois Senate Docket waiting approval. We need to resurrect it!!!!!
You don’t believe me, where here is a link to the original bill
ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL No. 246
which starts as
A Bill for an act introducing a new mathematical truth and offered as a contribution to education to be used only by the State of Indiana free of cost by paying any royalties whatever on the same, provided it is accepted and adopted by the official action of the Legislature of 1897. ……
Yeah for mathematical and scientific stupidity!!!!!
A couple of the great points from this bill include:
…. It is impossible to compute the area of a circle on the diameter as the linear unit without trespassing upon the area outside of the circle to the extent of including one-fifth more area than is contained within the circle’s circumference, because the square on the diameter produces the side of a square which equals nine when the arc of ninety degrees equals eight. ….
Why does 8 matter? Anyway, here is the crux of the equation:
……Furthermore, it has revealed the ratio of the chord and arc of ninety degrees, which is as seven to eight, and also the ratio of the diagonal and one side of a square which is as ten to seven, disclosing the fourth important fact, that the ratio of the diameter and circumference is as five-fourths to four; and because of these facts and the further fact that the rule in present use fails to work both ways mathematically, it should be discarded as wholly wanting and misleading in its practical applications.
If only teachers, scientists, and engineers were the best paid people in society. So what I propose is that we get this bill up and running. Make it THE CAUSE for republicans and fox news, and then skewer them with mathematical facts. And then science wins in the 2016 presidential election.
If that can’t happen, then I want a pill to eliminate stupidity.