Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy Pi Day

It's Pi Day. And if that weren't enough for science geeks, it is also the anniversary of Albert Einstein's birthday. Now that's convergence. So today, 3.14, at 1:59 we well have the first six digits of the magical number line up. Forums are already ablaze with an a.m. or p.m. discussion, military time vs. a 12-hour clock, nuance after nuance. Isn't science fun? No, seriously... it is good to celebrate math - especially in the face of the concerted attack on science and even individual thought by authoritarian fundamentalists of all stripes. I'm thinking that the occasion deserves a couple of toasts: To Pi, and all magical numbers; and, To Einstein, for proving that geeks can be sexy. Give the Sergeant a Hoo-Yah.

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