As you may have heard, this past Saturday was “epic” Pi Day, an especially … er … pi-y occurrence of the annual geek-culture celebration recognizing the fact that the date shares the first three digits of the infinite mathematical constant pi.
Being more of a nerd of the Oxford comma, Spider-Man and Han Solo variety than the “trigonometry really gets my blood pumping” variety, celebrating Pi Day is not normally a top priority for me, even on the one time a century when the year also conforms to pi.
However, this Saturday, my wife and I were blessed to attend the wedding of one of my dear friends, who also happens to be a Ph.D. student in the biomedical engineering program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and who knows lots of things about pi that I’m not interested in knowing. We were able to witness him and his new bride cutting into a freshly baked blueberry pie on 3.14.15, at exactly 9:26:53 p.m., which is more deeply initiated into Pi Day than I expect to ever be again for as long as I live.
It was not until this morning, then, that I saw the Pi Day essay posted at the Answers in Genesis website by two writers, Avery Foley and Frost Smith, with whom I’d had no previous experience. It is worth reading and a few remarks, simply because it so clearly illustrates a fundamental aspect of the Answers in Genesis worldview (previously discussed on this blog after Ken Ham’s disastrous “debate” with Bill Nye), which is not only baffling and nonsensical, but also hilarious because it is so utterly self-defeating.