Thursday, October 23, 2008

beware your calculations

Rejecting the Creator results in moral depravity (Romans 1:20-32). The Bible warns that when mankind rejects the overwhelming evidence for a Creator, lawlessness will result. Since the theory of evolution has swept the globe, abortion, pornography, genocide, etc., have all risen sharply.
(http://www.eternal-productions.org/101science.html)

alternatively, if you want to trade random graphs

FSM: Sea-pirates come back! They were the reason we didn't have global warming. Just check the trends.
Polytheism: We need more polytheistic religions. The amount of crime has gone up since monotheism got popular! Just check the trends.
Ban the telephone: Since the telephone's arrival, there's been a terrible decline in home grown business and corner shop sales. Just check the trends.
Ban tools: since we've had tools, we've taken to murdering each other and dying of cancer. Just check the trends.

Words are great.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pi

The realms of discrete maths and real maths (what's the right word?) are seperated by the perception of reality.
Discrete maths, in my opinion, contains answers to questions that do not rely up any pre-suppositions at all, but real maths, like rational, irrational numbers, and calculus on those number spaces, does rely on the supposition that there can be such a thing as a continuous space.

Thinking too hard about this leads me to wonder if there is any such thing as the number Pi.

Is the idea of Pi a fiction? A made up hole filler that works fine in our universe with our set of real-number rules that we've generated from the initial assumption that a continuous number space exists?

I have a problem with the "three body problem". For me, it smells like there's something missing. I want to know if there is a way to find out if the problem is that it can't be solved, or is it that we shouldn't be trying to solve it in the first place. If the universe does work on discrete maths, then all of our problems may fold away into the peculiarities of attempting a smooth universe without having one.

I'm certainly no quantum-physicist, but at least I'm thinking.