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Re: [OT] Good, evil and religion

Wackojacko <wackojacko32@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> > Well, since we are getting all scientific, the ratio of the diameter of
> > a circle to its circumference is in fact 3, if all you have is one
> > significant digit, which it appears is all we have from the text.  Now,
> > if it said "ten point zero zero cubits" and "five point zero zero
> > cubits" and "thirty point zero zero cubits" then there might be a point
> > in there.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > -Roberto

> Ah but is it.  30 could be 2 significant digits, in that case it is
> incorrect as it should be 31 :)

Actually, this is not the case. It would only be two significant
digits if it were written with a three followed by a 0 with a bar
over it; the bar indicates that it really is *exactly* thirty, not
just rounding from 28 or 31 or something. So no, as written it is
not two significant digits.

I'm afraid I don't have the citation for this, but somebody earlier
asked when the new version was coming out. Well, let me tell you!
The package was orphaned for an unusually long time (there were
some developers who picked it up and added things over the years,
such as King James and various priests), but not too much has been
happening for the past few hundred years. Well, I decided to pick
up the slack. In the updated version, all the pontification has
been put into terse, modern English (no other language support,
sorry) with lots of slang. It now takes place in New Jersey, and
God's character is developed much further (a weird sense of humor
comes through in older, now-deprecated versions, but now the more
twisted elements are highlighted). Oh, and instead of preaching
forgiveness and love and peace, Jeezy (for so He is called on the
Streets; and it was good, Dawg) is a gangsta who kills for your
sins! He later "reforms," runs for office, and supports the death
penalty and full-scale war on with anyone we want. His
rough-and-ready style of governance, however, leads to several
assassination attempts, but since he is an expert at Kung-Fu and
always carries several concealed weapons, he easily repels them. In
the end, he becomes a billionaire tycoon and opens up sweat shops
to "civilize" third-world countries.


As to Jesus of Nazareth...I think the system of Morals and his
Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is
likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting
Changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in
England, some doubts as to his divinity.
                -- Benjamin Franklin

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