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There is something so gloriously nerdy about pi day. Today people at our lab greet each other by saying “happy pi day!” and always with a big goofy smile on their faces.

Mathematics is very pure. It isn’t swayed by politics, religion or tribal preferences. It does not care a fig about your age, gender preference or ethnicity.

Math is simply that which is true. Not “true because we said so” or “true because it’s on the news channel I like”, but literally, absolutely, stone cold provably true.

And not just in this Universe, but in any possible Universe.

So when we greet each other on the fourteenth of March with the words “happy pi day”, we are affirming for each other something deep and powerful. It may seem nerdy to everyone else, but we are acknowledging our mutual connection with absolute truth.

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