Bring Back House Bill No 246

Sorry for confusion, somehow an incomplete draft got posted instead of the final version.  Here is an updated post.

Daily Prompt:Placebo Effect
If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?

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

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.  


Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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