Let’s talk about the Pythagorean Theorem.
It actually sounds more complicated than it is. And writing it down certainly makes it look simple. a2 + b2 = c2 But that looks almost a little too simple. After all, it’s called the Pythagorean Theorem. So, let’s give it a little more respect than that. And here’s what it’s talking about…
Do you remember the Pythagorean theorem from your geometry class?
I loved Geometry. Acute, obtuse, right, and straight angles. (I still have an issue with the straight angle, but I’ll let that go for now.) Finding the solutions to one part of a triangle or trapezoid by using other parts. Not to mention (but I will) how much I love the rhyme and reason of geometrical shapes.
But I said I was gonna show some more respect for the theorem. So, here’s how you write it out. And I bet when you see (or hear) this, you’ll go, “Oh yeah. I remember that!” Anyway…in a right angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
It’s all coming back to you. Right?
One question that almost pops up when talking about things like theories, theorems, and hypotheses, is this. “Who cares?” Wait! No, that’s not it. The question is usually more like, “Why do I need to know this?”
Maybe you don’t NEED to know it. But…
Knowing things like this can help you figure out other things. And, at the very least, they can help keep your brain in decent working condition. And, much more importantly, the precision and predictability of math can help you clearly see design in life.
Of course, if there’s design in life, it implies there’s also a designer.
“Oh, Tony. Are you trying to tell me math leads to God?”
No, I’m not trying to tell you that. I AM telling you that. Because it’s true. But you can ignore the numbers. And you can close your eyes and ears. And you can see where that gets you. But, to put it in geometric terms: that’s not the right angle to take.
Geometric shapes and angles
Help you understand triangles.
But they can show you even more,
Like what we’ve all been put here for.
Unless, of course, you’d rather not
Go where math leads and change your thought.
If that’s your choice, you’ve cooked your goose
And burned up your hypotenuse.
Yes, geometry is another example of how life has Rhyme and Reason because God made you.
© 2020 Tony Funderburk
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