Thinking without language?

Peter T. Daniels grammatim at worldnet.att.net
Tue Nov 23 10:49:53 EST 1999


Jure Sah wrote:
> 
> >     Jure> Memorizing pi?  In what form?  It's easy to remember: 22/7
> >
> > That's  too  imprecise.   The  Chinese  did know  long  ago  a  better
> > approximation that  is easy to  remember: 355/113.  But none  of these
> > are more precise than 4*arctan(1).
> 
> Yes, ok, but since i'm not about to build a church or a similar structure, so
> I  (for my personal needs) do not need a pi value preciser than 3.1415927.

If you're going to build a church you might as well use pi = 3, since
that's what's in the Bible.

> >     Jure> Or do you think digit's: 3.1415927 (That's the pi value I
> >     Jure> memorized from my calculator.)  So how many digits?
> >
> > Can't you count?
> 
> I'll ignore that insult.

Seems pretty apposite ...

> My qouestion was: "How many digits to you need?"
> (witch is short for: "So how many digits?")

Is not.
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Peter T. Daniels     grammatim at worldnet.att.net




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