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« Reply #25 on: 29/05/2008 11:42:25 »
The Science is always going to be an approximation to the 'real truth'. Science can only hope to get closer and closer to that truth.
What you said here is applies to pi as well. That never end finding the perfect circle but always outpours new digits new hopes. It looks there is
a limit, there is a control. The question is what it's that containing and keeping the ballance? A simple answer could be nature. But can we break it down? 
 

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« Reply #26 on: 29/05/2008 15:21:17 »
Why does 'not knowing the whole story' have to involve anything supernatural?
Looking at it that way doesn't help at all; it just clouds the issue.
We just have a basic problem of studying a system which includes us, ourselves. That's Philosophy, that is!
« Last Edit: 29/05/2008 15:23:10 by sophiecentaur »
 

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« Reply #27 on: 31/05/2008 16:56:42 »
umm... Did you mean to say something, but forget to include it in you're post?
It does make sense. It always produce new digits and no pattern appears
among these continous digits.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 31/05/2008 18:35:59 »
Is this "It does make sense. It always produce new digits and no pattern appears
among these continous digits. " a comment about your post?
 

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« Reply #29 on: 02/06/2008 10:57:08 »
Was just joking btw. Here is the real value of pi, but only to 4 million digits or so. http://zenwerx.com/pi.php
Or perhaps a nice Pi singalong...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27OQfd_Sq4c ;D

 

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« Reply #30 on: 02/06/2008 14:10:52 »
And what about all the other transcendental numbers?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 04/06/2008 15:06:19 »
Not all are same.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 05/06/2008 22:47:04 »
Meaning what?
They are not rational numbers so they 'go on forever' without repeating etc.
They are not solutions to algebraic equations.
In what other way are they different - except that they don't actually equal PI!
 

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« Reply #33 on: 07/06/2008 23:50:50 »
If you can do a bit of computer progamming, it can be fun to work out Pi using random numbers and Pythagorus:)

To initialise, set up two counter variables (let's call them inside and outside) and then, for each iteration in the main loop, generate two random numbers between 0 and 1.  Sum their squares and then take the square root.  If the answer is >=1 add one to outside and if its < 1 add one to inside.  Finally, display the ratio between inside and outside.

Of course, you really have to do a _lot_ of interations, but like I said, it's just for fun:)
 

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