Today is not only the birthday of Albert Einstein, who was born on 14 March 1879, but it’s also Pi Day — at least for those who express dates as Americans do — month first — so today is March 14, or 3-14.
It doesn’t work for those who express dates European style — day first. For them, there is never a Pi day, because 31-4 would be the 31st of April, a date which doesn’t exist. Also, there can’t be 3-14 European style, because there’s no 14th month.
Europeans aren’t the only ones left out of the festivities. There is never a pi day for creationists, because in their universe pi equals three — just plain old three, which isn’t a date. As you recall from this fine old post: Creationists And The Scriptural Value Of Pi, the bible describes a circular pond, ten cubits in diameter but only 30 cubits around.
So where does that leave us? It leaves right in the middle of another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Aside from Pi Day, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. But beware of the profanity filters.
Okay, the comments are open. Have at it, dear reader.
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