Happy 3/14! Happy Pi day! Happy Pi moment 3/14 at 1:59!

I love Pi! Do you? Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in an essay, “St. Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere.”

I love God and Pi: infinite!!! We are infinite and non-repeating; we are each a unique individuation of the One Infinite God! There will never be another you; be uniquely you! The world needs you and your infinite uniqueness! What you came to earth at this particular time in human history, no one else can do: Be who you were created to be!!! No longer try to conform to the world: be your unique, yet infinite, being! Be here now!

From Huffington Post:

“Happy Pi Day! On March 14, mathematicians, scientists and everyone else who just loves pi (or pie) celebrate Pi Day—so named for the Greek symbol π, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The number’s first three digits are 3.14, so its holiday (which was officially designated by the House of Representatives in 2009) falls on 3/14.

Pi has been around for quite a while. Although the Babylonians and Egyptians gaveestimates of the number nearly 4,000 years ago, the first accurate calculation was conducted by Archimedes of Syracuse around 250 BC. The famous mathematician used the Pythagorean Theorem to find that the number was between 3 1/7 and 3 10/71. But mathematicians didn’t start using the symbol π until 1706, when the English mathematician William Jones used it to indicate the number.

And if you really want to get technical, you can celebrate Pi Minute (3/14 at 1:59), or even Pi Second (3/14 at 1:59:26). You could theoretically extend this infinitely –π is an irrational number, which means that it can’t be represented by a fraction of two integers, and it **extends infinitely with non-repeating digits.**

Pi Day began in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, which is holding its 25th annual Pi Day today. Other groups across the country are celebrating, too—in Princeton, New Jersey, both Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday (which is also on March 14) are honored with pie-eating contests and Einstein lookalike competitions. Also, MIT usually mails out its admission decisions on Pi Day.”

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Happy Pi Day!

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Thanks Natalya! 🙂

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You’re welcome 😀

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Super post, as a scientist I enjoy this! Cheers, James 🙂

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Thanks supernova! I am glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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I had no idea I had missed Pi day! Thank you for your interesting post 🙂

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There are just more and more things to celebrate all the time 🙂 I have always loved pie, a common dessert in Iowa where I am from. The love of pi came later 🙂

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