Since IB’s post is funny, I am sharing it.
Pi and other irrational numbers are for people who have lots of faith in math and science. Mathematics is a modelling tool. We can make models of things don’t exist, right? At best, mathematical models simplify the real world so we can exert a certain amount control over our environment.
In fact, it is possible to formulate a model with the earth as the center of the universe. =>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocentric_model
It is bit more complicated, however. Since most of us are lazy, I expect that (not genius) explains the popularity of Occam’s razor => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor
Today is March 14, so it is officially 3.14, Pi Day! Happy Pi Day, everyone!
If it weren’t for Pi, we’d probably all be flat, two dimensional creatures made up of squiggly lines, just scribbles really, dreaming of some day becoming stick figures.
People who believe in constant, yet irrational numbers without end, obviously live in glass houses and should not throw stones.