Saturday, March 14, 2015

Against Pi Day

I don՚t want to poop on anybody՚s celebration of Pi Day, but while pi itself is certainly something to be wondered at and celebrated, the fact that an arbitrarily numbered point on the human calendar aligns with the decimal approximate representation of something transcendental and timeless does not excite me in the least.

What I՚m saying is, we live in a universe where pi pops up everywhere, so every day (defined by a rotation of our pi-manifesting spherical planet) should be pi day.

2 comments:

Hal Morris said...

How about rechristening it Non-neurotypical Pride Day?

kay schluehr said...

Somewhat related:

https://github.com/lhartikk/AstroBuild

I guess we are just the sub-species for whom all holy days are whimsical.