if it quacks like a duck…

One particular urban legend says that tried to pass a law defining the value of pi to be exactly three instead of 3.14159 ad infinitum. Now truth or legend, the fact of the matter is that pi is pi because it’s the ration of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. In other words, pi = circumference/diameter is the defining quality, not pi = 3.14159….

So what’s the deal? Law or no law, certificate or no certificate, it’s take a man and a woman to make a marriage. Constitutional amendments are meaningless (can you say “shall no be abridged” and “District of Columbia” anyone?). A marriage certificate issued to a pair of men or a pair of women is just as meaningless. Some constants will be held as truth no matter what legal definition gets attached.

This is the part where I stick my tongue out at everyone making a hubbub over this whole thing.

  1. <snip>pi is pi because it’s the ration of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.</snip>

    So you’re saying that π is actually food that the circumference of a circle gives to its diameter to keep it well fed on excursions? I must say I never learned that back in school. Thank you for passing that bit of information along, Dave.

    *snickers* 😉

  2. spelling > dave (:

  3. Actually the Indiana house did pass a resolution to make PI round value, 4 I believe. But luckily the senate killed it. That was back in the 1800s.

  4. If it quacks like a duck…what if it swishes like a fag?

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