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# A slice of musical Pi

 I've often suspected that the lyrics of most pop songs could be written by a computer...now I have proof :) Here's a song that uses the universal mathematical constant Pi as its lyrics. If you want to sing-a-long-a-digits, here are a few to get you started... :) 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208­99862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745­02841027019385211055596446229489 Some bonus Pi music/songs: asked 06 Aug '12, 02:39 Stingray 93.5k●22●126●368 1 ....@Stingray, this is nutty as a fruitcake. Nice harmony, though. :D (06 Aug '12, 02:49) Grace 1 Lol. The piano's one cool. (06 Aug '12, 03:32) CalonLan I like the Mathematical Pi song (06 Aug '12, 09:46) Fairy Princess showing 0 of 3 show 3 more comments

I have had two life-long puzzles I have been working on...One of them is trying to trisect an angle without anything but a pencil and a compass....The other is cracking Pi. I gave up on the angle one a while back-but Pi has still been a puzzle that I believe will be cracked one day.

Pi is an irrational number-it has no end to it, and just goes on forever and ever. I have tried all sorts of things with Pi- and also have toyed with it on Piano.

I know this is a weird pursuit, but it is just me. I do not even have a degree in Math- I just got hooked when taking geometry, and haven't quit.

God created everything and I figure that there must be some sort of way to make sense of irrational numbers. Pi is like the God particle of Math, I think.

There logically must be some sense to PI- it is, after all, the ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference, and the circle is a perfect figure, in my eyes. Why would that ratio be irrational? It does not make sense. There has to be some way to make sense of this ratio, and other irrational numbers.

I already saw that video and it is kinda neat, Stingray. Thanks for bringing it up to us.

I don't agree with your premise, though. It is not logical.

Syllogism:

Pop music is simple.

Computers can do simple things.

Therefore, computers can write pop songs.

Peace,

Jai

answered 06 Aug '12, 04:26

Jaianniah
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@Jaianniah - If there is a "God Particle" of Math, I would say it's the Golden Ratio (Phi) and its Fibonacci connections, rather than Pi. To me, Pi is just a shadow of Phi, and I've been told by a few non-physical beings that Phi is what to focus on in figuring out the inner workings of physical reality: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/14512

(06 Aug '12, 04:42)

I have considered that one, and you may be right...but Pi is pretty special, and of great practical use. You really do like to argue with me, don't you? :) ♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:45)
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@Jaianniah - Perhaps you should take things a little less personally ;) Someone expressing a different point of view is simply someone expressing a different point of view, not a "argument" :)

(06 Aug '12, 04:54)

@Stingray- You are right. I do take things personally. Sorry....♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:57)
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@Jaianniah - Regarding your edit, if you look carefully, you'll see a smiley at the end of my first sentence in my question...it looks like this one ---> :)

I was lamenting the generally poor nature of today's pop song lyrics, not trying to imply that computers should write pop songs. Next time, I'll make such ironic statements more clear, perhaps by inserting something like the following sentence in near proximity...

## This Is A Joke!

:)

(06 Aug '12, 05:27)

@Stingray: Now who is taking things personally??? :) Please note smiley!

(06 Aug '12, 08:52)
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