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Happy Tau day, you fucking pi bastards.
In what? Mathematics?you really believe in this shit? lol
And you were never told not to, don't get confused by the headers in the tau manifesto, they're only there to pull attention.I still believe that Pi is correct.
Try to read a couple of paragraphs, or at least sentences.It should be obvious that π is not “wrong” in the sense of being factually incorrect; the number π is perfectly well-defined, and it has all the properties normally ascribed to it by mathematicians. When we say that “π is wrong”, we mean that π is a confusing and unnatural choice for the circle constant.
Whatever makes math less of a brainbreaker.
And since the difference is so minimal, is it really worth jumping through hoops for? We as a society chose pi over history because pi was discovered first, refashioning the constant after several thousands of years for something so arbitrary and trivial seems a little extreme.The whole point of Tau is just simplifying the process, it's not really all that much different
And since the difference is so minimal, is it really worth jumping through hoops for? We as a society chose pi over history because pi was discovered first, refashioning the constant after several thousands of years for something so arbitrary and trivial seems a little extreme.
The only real simplification I can think of, and the only real simplification that she presented, was the visualization of trigonometric functions using fractions of tau as opposed to fractions of pi. It's hardly a simplification at all, and it really isn't a huge step from pi/2 = tau/4 = 2pi/4. If you can't make that realization, then you have bigger problems. The rest of pretty much anything serious involving pi is too complicated to be visually 'understood' anyway.WherewolfTherewolf said:The whole point of Tau is just simplifying the process, it's not really all that much different