Sunday, April 30

Original Sine

Though some ancient philosophers said God is a geometer, I think they'd be put off by the book Precalculus for Christian Schools, with passages like this:
If you are given the length of two sides and the angle measure opposite one of those sides, you can use the law of sines to solve the triangle. However, this does not always determine a unique triangle. As a result, it is called the ambiguous case. Ambiguous means open to multiple interpretations. Some people say that you can interpret the Bible in any way that you want. However, there is no ambiguity in the Bible.
No, there's not much exegesis called for her. They're pretty much hitting the students over the head with it.

Read more about it in "Original Sine," from Harper's.


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