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Dozenal Pi Day 11B7<p class="quote">
"Ten is doubtless a convenient number of fingers to have, though men have gotten along with less and a few people have been born with more. But as the purely arbitrary unit which determines the form of our numbers, it was a miserable choice." – F. Emerson Andrews
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"Do not disturb my circles." – Archimedes
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<img src='/files/images/hexnet/dozenal-pi-day-b7.png' title='Yes that's right&mdash;Dozenal Pi Day' alt='Dozenal Pi Day' class='image-right'/>
It's that time of year again—time to start thinking about DOZENAL PI DAY.
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<h3>Overview</h3>
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Regardless of its radical prejudices, Pi Day has become, in recent years, an annual cultural event of some magnitude, and the occasion for a certain nominal enthusiasm about "math" that people seem to find meaningful. At the very least, it seems to remind us of our own cleverness, which is something I have nothing against in principle.
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Yet I am more convinced than ever that, unless we remain firmly mindful of what separates the arbitrary and symbolic in mathematics from the truly meaningful, Pi Day will ultimately remain a rather vacuous and misguided holiday. Thus, I once again propose the observation of DOZENAL PI DAY on 18; March (decimal 20th), to raise awareness of the superior dozenal radix, while also bringing attention to the underlying meaninglessness of our present decimal notation.
</p>Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:43:08 +0000
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