Saturday, 3 March 2007

For Love of Pi

By now, I'm sure most of you have been wondering how long I can go on with this blog without saying anything about pi. Well, this is it, sorry. I've put it off as long as possible, but now it just has to come out, sooooooo (yes, you may roll your eyes)...

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 2317 25359 40812 84811 17250 28410 27019 85211 05559 64462 29489 54930 381964

That's the first 201 decimals of pi, folks, one decimal higher than my dad ever learned it. I myself have only learned the first 51. Hmm. I've got to work on that. Apparently pi actually isn't infinite, but runs out after about 1.35 trillion digits, but I'm not quite sure about that (I give credit to my source). One source I read, too, said that this isn't actually pi, but a large conspiracy. Supposedly, the real pi is slightly larger, closer to 3.1464 than 3.1416, but the site I read that on... well, let's just say I'm not putting too much stock into that just yet. Not that anyone but me, Dad, Sam Benner, and my cousin Jared cares.

While I'm going on with some of my quirks, Dad has been reading about the book of Enoch recently. Did you know that it was considered canonical until the council of Laodicea (which was after Nicea)? Seven fragments of the book of Enoch were found along with the Dead Sea Scrolls. And in the book of Enoch?... ALIENS! Well, angels that mate with humans, anyway. I'd better leave that topic for now, before everyone thinks I'm truly nuts (If you don't already).

And today I quote ol' Bill Watterson, author of Calvin and Hobbes:
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

Oo! Oo! Dad and I just made plans to work on the van de Graff today! Yippee! We haven't worked on that thing for ages - but we will get it done yet!


Emily said...

Ooh, ooh! Nephilim, right? That's some crazy stuff, eh??

And forgive my ignorance, but what's a van de Graff?

Carla said...

Yuppers :-) And a van de Graff is one of those big metallic globe things that you run electricity through, then stick your hand on to make all your hair stand on end. They sometimes have them at science exhibits.